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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by NYHC4LIFE8899 View Post
    Your missing something rough for the snake to rub against when he sheds.. Rough vines or a rock or something along those lines......as well as things for him to climb,I think then your enclosure is complete

    in general,awesome job man,very informative and should be stickied
    This isn't necessary at all. BP's are terrestrial (ground dwelling) snakes and don't climb much, especially as adults. As for shedding BP's can rub against anything in the cage including themselves. All that really matters is that the humidity is high enough.

    My BP's are all housed in cages setup like this and I've yet to have a bad shed:

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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Serpent Merchant View Post
    This isn't necessary at all. BP's are terrestrial (ground dwelling) snakes and don't climb much, especially as adults. As for shedding BP's can rub against anything in the cage including themselves. All that really matters is that the humidity is high enough.

    My BP's are all housed in cages setup like this and I've yet to have a bad shed:

    Cool man. Great to know.

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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Serpent Merchant View Post
    This isn't necessary at all. BP's are terrestrial (ground dwelling) snakes and don't climb much, especially as adults. As for shedding BP's can rub against anything in the cage including themselves. All that really matters is that the humidity is high enough.

    My BP's are all housed in cages setup like this and I've yet to have a bad shed:

    You keep your adults in those half t8s? Or once they get big they get the whole t8?

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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
    You keep your adults in those half t8s? Or once they get big they get the whole t8?
    Adults get whole T8's, but the setup is the same... just scaled up.
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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Serpent Merchant View Post
    Heat tape doesn't heat the air in the cage, it only heats surfaces that are in direct contact with it. Any time the air temperature in the room falls below 75 degrees F a heat lamp is necessary to boost the air temperature in the cage to above 75 F. (I shoot for 80 F)
    mine drop to 72 at night never seems to effect the snake

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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by southbay54 View Post
    mine drop to 72 at night never seems to effect the snake
    A slight drop like that is ok, but it isn't ideal. If the temps drop much more than that you really do need to use a heat lamp to boost the air temps. 75 is commonly agreed upon to be the lowest safe temperature for prolonged exposure. The ideal conditions in a BP cage are:

    • 90 F Hot side
    • 80 F Cool side
    • No night drop unless breeding
    • 60% humidity


    That's what I shoot for 24/7/365.
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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Serpent Merchant View Post
    A slight drop like that is ok, but it isn't ideal. If the temps drop much more than that you really do need to use a heat lamp to boost the air temps. 75 is commonly agreed upon to be the lowest safe temperature for prolonged exposure. The ideal conditions in a BP cage are:

    • 90 F Hot side
    • 80 F Cool side
    • No night drop unless breeding
    • 60% humidity


    That's what I shoot for 24/7/365.
    do you plug your lamp into your temp cont

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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by southbay54 View Post
    do you plug your lamp into your temp cont
    You cannot run both a heat lamp and an under tank heater off of a single thermostat. I use a thermostat for my Under Tank Heater, and a lamp dimmer for the heat lamp. A second thermostat can be used to control the heat lamp if desired.
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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

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    You cannot run both a heat lamp and an under tank heater off of a single thermostat. I use a thermostat for my Under Tank Heater, and a lamp dimmer for the heat lamp. A second thermostat can be used to control the heat lamp if desired.
    mine will it just comes on and off a lot

    I strictly just used my flex tho

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    Re: How to Setup a Glass Tank (20 long) With Pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by southbay54 View Post
    mine will it just comes on and off a lot

    I strictly just used my flex tho
    The only time you can plug more than one heat source into a single thermostat is when they are all identical in every way. If the wattage of the heat sources, or the type of heat sources is different you cannot use both, this goes against the basic function of a thermostat. There are thermostats like the herpstat 2 that combine more than one thermostat into a single unit, but these have multiple probes, separate outputs, and separate set points.
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