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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Which is better?

Which is better a heater or a basking lamp, cuz I was told that a lamp can dry them out but someone else told me that they would be fine. I don't know. And how long should I keep on the lamp? Should I get a night lamp? Please help me!!

I live in Colorado so it's a little chilly at night and I want to keep my FBT's warm, thanks.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 06:00 AM
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Under-tank heaters are better than lamps for amphibians in most cases because of the reason you mentioned. They don't really bask like many reptiles do as they don't require UVB rays, just the heat. The heater should be controlled with a thermostat to keep the tank at a stable temperature. You can unplug it at night although it won't affect them negatively if you leave it running constantly.




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ok cool thanks
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2008, 08:41 PM
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I agree...a UTH!
I would never use the heating rocks...but thats my personal opinion.




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