Reptile terrainuim

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  1. sweetnsour

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    Hi Guys posting this on behalf of a friend whom is emmigrating

    R3500 neg complete

    Reptile Terrainuim ( 45cm x 45cm x 45cm )

    Black wooded stand with 2x shelves
    Glass all round with black aluminum bracing with glass slider windows
    removable top with aluminum grid + reptile dome light fitting and switch incl light bulb
    Rock gravel
    plastic plants
    plastic rocks
    thermometer temp
    big snake rock pool bowl

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    What did your friend used to keep in there?

    I got 2 (still small) bearded dragons, that will need a better house by year-end. Just worried on the 45 by 45 part, if that is big enough for beardies.

    Also what does he run at night to keep temp up?
     
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    Hi Riaan

    He kept beardies aswell, when he sold the beardies he also sold the heating mat that was put in there to keep the temp up.
     
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    What size where his when he sold them?

    I do not like a heating mat, As beardies can not realize when they are burning themselves. So I will change the light fitting.
     
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    Hi Riaan

    the beardies were still small aprox 6-8cm and the light units also really gives off some hectic heat as its a 150w
     
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    So they were smaller than mine is now. Daytime light is not the problem. Night time is. My cage dropped to 16 last week with the night globe. So now we have to cover the cage at night as the night light obviously is not efficient enough. That do work.

    Anyway I can only come around after July the 4th (out of the country). I like the cage. but first need to do some google work to see if that size is suitable for grown bearded dragons.

    Also not sure what $$$ will be left this month. My car is also at the panelbeater to do some minor repairs :(. Still need to pay the car's bail money.

    So if anybody else in meantime want is, its ok.
     
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    Hi Riaan.

    Here is your answer to your problem, I have one, can't remember what size right now but it keeps my beardies temp a constant 20 at night and that's with all vent holes open. Obviously she sleeps right under it but it works. I also don't have a very big one, they are quite expensive so if you want higher temps go bigga!!

    Just dont touch it trust me, hope it helps.

    United Reptiles - Ceramic Heat Lamps

    Jaco.
     
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    That is something I did not know. Hmmm, and I see that the got a kind of grid that can go around it, to protect you and your beardie.
     
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    It is advized to only run that heater with the housing, sold seperately of course, but I am not and had no problems and it is running for a year now. I suppose if you go bigger in wattage it would be safer to get the cover, but it looks kak.

    Jaco.
     
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    Just a word of warning about the ceramic heat emitters. I have about 6 on all my reptile cages. If you run them without a thermostat I hope you have good fire insurance on your house. The cheaper ones tend to catch on fire (Had this happen twice). So rather go for the ones that cost R300-R400.
     
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    Weird.

    I have had my repti-glo for a year now without thermostat or that frikkin "cage" its supposed to be placed in. Only R256 but maybe its because its only a 60W one.

    Where the hell do you work Manic, 6 reptile cages and a Marine tank, this is seriously only a rich mans game it would seem.

    Jaco.
     
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    Riaan , that is NOT a bad price for an Exo Terra Cage & stand. Having kept and bred snakes, Lizzies & T's here is my 2 C.

    Riaan dont get mathematical on me again ....:razz: You have 2 options, either place your heat mat between the cage bottom & the cage (make sure to put insulative material ie sisulation on the stand) or build a "live rock stand" as you would with marines & put heat mat on this..same principle would apply however wrt insulation and so forth

    Never had any probs with heat mats...not even for burrowing snakes
     
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    So now that all that's settled any one wanna buy it?
     
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    bump for new price R2500 guys this needs to go.
     
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    6 months later

    6 months ago, is your friend still waiting for you to sell it before he emmigrate's?
     
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    Good one no this has been left with me and its about high time I try and sell it for him
     
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