How do you insulate flex watt?

nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast
I want to put flex watt on the sides of some of my roach bins, but what do i put on the outside of the heat tape so im not heating the whole room?
 

Saldarya

Established Member
You could use 'foil tape', I use it to tape down the Flexwatt. Why not lay it down on the surface you put your roach bin on and direct the heat 'up' rather that from the side?

Regardless, the tape does not radiate heat very far at all, it primarily heats whatever surface it is attached to.

HTH,

Bobby
 

nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast
Under tank heating seems to just bake the bottom and dry it out. At least that is what is happening right now with a electric blanket under it.
 

Saldarya

Established Member
Any idea what the temp at the bottom of the tub is? I use a thermostat with the flexwatt. At 110 degrers, the inside bottom of the tub is about 95 degrees. The Dubias love it. That being said, I am in a very humid climate so likely I dont have an issue with drying out.

Do you have a temp gun to confirm the temps? An electric blanket may radiate heat more than the flexwatt?
 
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