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Jon whittington
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 Heat Lamps

HELP,

Can somebody please tell me what I am doing wrong.My lamps keep going out on me every 2 to 4 weeks.Some last 6 weeks , but that is not nearly 5000 hours like they are suppose to be.The pet store wont replace them anymore.He says one to a customer.What can I do about this problem.It is really bothering me a lot.

Jon Whittington



02/06/12  05:23am

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  Message To: Jon whittington   In reference to Message Id: 2254136


 Heat Lamps

Lamps are useless and a waste of money for boas.

UTHs, RHPs or Flexwatt are much better options.



02/06/12  07:12am

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  Message To: ShadowAceD   In reference to Message Id: 2254140


 Heat Lamps

ShadowAceD,

I have only used heat lamps.What are these others that you are talking about?How do they work?can they be used in glass or wooden tanks?Where can I buy these at?

Jon Whittington



02/06/12  03:57pm

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  Message To: Jon whittington   In reference to Message Id: 2254226


 Heat Lamps

Boas thermoregulate their bodies by lifting or lowering themselves to become warmer or cooler. This is easier to accomplish with an ambient heat emitter (RHP) or an under the tank heating element. Lamps make this very difficult on boas and do not offer a broad spectrum by which to have the proper ambient temperature.


UTH - Under the Tank Heater
RHP - Radiant Heat Panel
Flexwatt - Under the Tank Heating Elements

You will need a reliable thermostat to control them.

UTH-
Link

RHP -
Link
There are other RHP manufacturers, but this one explains it well.

Flexwatt -
Link
Once again, other manufactures, but there is a link that explains what it is and how it is used.



02/06/12  07:47pm


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