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  1. mosco

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm currently setting up a 450x450x300 glass terrarium for my Stimsons Python. What size globe should I use to light it?? And should I get a UV globe?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Hi Mosco,

    You don't need UV. I would get an LED strip. It uses almost no power and does not heat up, therefore requires no light cage. You can get these at Jarycar, Bunnings or lighting shops. I also recommend insulating the back and sides of your terrarium, as they lose heat very quickly. I did something similar with my stimmy and it worked well.
     
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    Okay awesome! :) this isn't to do with lighting but in summer would a 15w heat cord under a ceramic tile be enough to heat the warm end?
     
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    Should be fine during summer you will need a thermostat aswell for a heatcord. I'd recommend a habistat thermo
     
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    Okay sweet cheers! :)
     
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    I second the Habistat recommendation. Get a probe thermostat and put it on top of the tile. Pulse proportional is best for heat cord. I have Habistats and they are very steady plus last for ages (I don't think I've had one break in 10 year!).
     
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    What one should I get? Like what model?
     
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