Cages and Enclosures Forum
Heat Emitter in Showcase or Vision Cage
Has anybody used a 100 watt heat emitter in a Showcase or Vision cage? I modified a Showcase tank by putting a fixture inside for a heat emitter. I plugged in the emitter and the top of the cage got very hot - 160 degrees. The top of the cage looks bowed though I don’t remember if it was like that when I got it (I bought it used.) The emitter is 3" from the top of the cage. I just lowered emitter so that it is 4" from the top of the cage.
Has anybody ever used a heat emitter inside a plastic cage before? I"m afraid of damaging the cage.
emitter >>> http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af139/tempest999/emitter001_zps0f727495.jpg
top of cage >>> http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af139/tempest999/emitter002_zps3c5fb403.jpg