how to get my tank warm

mj77

New Member
i live in newegland and the winter here is way to cold my house temp is around 62 and my tank wont stay warm even with a heat mat any goods ideas to warm it up a bit
 

ChameleonRave

Avid Member
I would fill this out if i were you. Also If you are having trouble keeping it warm maybe increase your heat, I know how it is, it can be spendy, otherwise you can get a heater like this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Optimus-Mini-Portable-Oil-Filled-Radiator-Heater/15162310

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kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
Its hard for me to advise you since I only ever kept pygs in cages that were glass with screen lids and doors...18" x 18" x 24". I had a regular incandescent light in a domed hood on the top of the cage and a double fluorescent fixture with one UVB light in it and one regular fluorescent tube. I've never used heat pads.

Hopefully someone else will have a better answer for you.
 
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