Heat cord under glass tank

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  1. Herptology

    Herptology Well-Known Member

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    what should I put under the heat cord to get better heat? Also is this pattern tight enough? It’s a 1.5m cord on a 45x45~cm tanks

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    As it is, it’s a 15w cable and doesnt even reach 30°c like this(mind u the concrete floor doesn’t help)

    Thanks I’m thinking styrofoam or a thin piece of wood to sit between cable and the surface tank sits on

    Edit: ignore the tape haha.. I can always change it
     
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    Melmy Not so new Member

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    Where are you putting the tank once it’s set up? Ie. what will be under it
    If it’s not going to be staying on the concrete then a piece of wood will be fine. If it’s going to stay on the concrete you will need more insulation underneath.
    And go 2cm spacing.
     
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    Bl69aze Very Well-Known Member

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    Use wood
     
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    Herptology Well-Known Member

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    I’ll be putting it on some sort of wood like a chest of drawers or something
     

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