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[APD] Re: Alternative substrate heating idea
Yeah, I agree with Scott. Reducing heat loss through the bottom of the
tank certainly helps keep the roots more comfortable. I recently also
added some cork sheets to the back and one side of my tank, which was an
idea I stole from this list (Thanks again, Mr. Barr!). I have noticed,
though, that my tank is now even better insulated than before and the
trouble I face now is rising water temperatures. My tank sits around 78
Degrees, and the heater virtually never comes on in mid-winter. I will
have to do something to bring it down when the summer heat comes along.
Just for Sandra's benefit, has anyone tried using the stick-on
under-tank heating pads normally used for reptiles in an aquatic tank?
It seems to me that is a very easy way to go if you are looking for
substrate heating. I am worried though, that it may cause temperature
stress to the glass. Anyway have any advice on that?
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