Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 353

5 members and 348 guests
Most users ever online was 3,642, 05-08-2016 at 08:50 AM.


» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 64,883
Threads: 239,428
Posts: 2,487,848
Top Poster: JLC (31,652)
Welcome to our newest member, d0ublevee
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Registered User scarThePiedBall's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-28-2018
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 53 Times in 28 Posts
    Images: 14

    If you bought a 3' tank...

    Do you wish you got the 4'??? I'm gearing up to buy a new tank for Scar and deciding between the T4 and T10 from AP. Granted, we're not sure if it's male or female. The price difference between the two tanks is only $20....do you just get the larger...?? Thoughts and comments please and thank you!

  2. #2
    Registered User Bogertophis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-28-2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8,184
    Thanks
    11,326
    Thanked 6,334 Times in 4,045 Posts
    If you have room & don't know what gender you have, I'd get a 4'. $20 is "nothing"...IMO.

  3. #3
    Registered User Jcd5v's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-04-2019
    Posts
    142
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 78 Times in 36 Posts

    Re: If you bought a 3' tank...

    You do have to think about more than just that $20.00. It’s going to cost more to heat that 4’ than the 3’.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    BS in Animal Science- Future Exotic Veterinarian
    1.0 X Karma BEL- Apollo
    1.0 X Mystic x Ghost- Kronos
    0.1 X Invisiball Spider- Medusa

  4. #4
    Registered User Bogertophis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-28-2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8,184
    Thanks
    11,326
    Thanked 6,334 Times in 4,045 Posts

    Re: If you bought a 3' tank...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcd5v View Post
    You do have to think about more than just that $20.00. It’s going to cost more to heat that 4’ than the 3’.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Good point, especially if you're keeping BPs or any snakes that need higher temps.- but me personally, it wouldn't matter. (mostly colubrids that need way less heat)

  5. #5
    Registered User SquirmyPug's Avatar
    Join Date
    09-15-2018
    Location
    Jacksonville Florida
    Posts
    259
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 158 Times in 103 Posts

    Re: If you bought a 3' tank...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcd5v View Post
    You do have to think about more than just that $20.00. It’s going to cost more to heat that 4’ than the 3’.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    The difference from heating a tank 3' long to 4' long is tiny. It might cost a little more for a larger heating device but the power itself is nothing. It's pretty easy to figure out how much power a device uses a year, then the cost of that power if you wanted to.

  6. #6
    Registered User Jcd5v's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-04-2019
    Posts
    142
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 78 Times in 36 Posts

    Re: If you bought a 3' tank...

    Quote Originally Posted by SquirmyPug View Post
    The difference from heating a tank 3' long to 4' long is tiny. It might cost a little more for a larger heating device but the power itself is nothing. It's pretty easy to figure out how much power a device uses a year, then the cost of that power if you wanted to.
    Yea I was talking more of initial costs.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    BS in Animal Science- Future Exotic Veterinarian
    1.0 X Karma BEL- Apollo
    1.0 X Mystic x Ghost- Kronos
    0.1 X Invisiball Spider- Medusa

  7. #7
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,283
    Thanks
    3,760
    Thanked 1,561 Times in 890 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: If you bought a 3' tank...

    If you have the room, I would go with the 4’. Initial costs are where you are going to see the price difference, but maintenance should be about the same.
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Children’s python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  8. #8
    BPnet Veteran RickyNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-11-2017
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    1,228
    Thanks
    745
    Thanked 961 Times in 602 Posts
    Images: 7
    Get the T8, is cheaper than the T4 and the T10
    1.0 Python regius -Freddy
    1.0 Boa imperator -Darby
    1.0 Morelia bredli -Kenny
    0.1 Lampropeltis californiae -La Reina
    1.0 Spot reserved for...

  9. #9
    BPnet Veteran CALM Pythons's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-31-2016
    Location
    None Ya
    Posts
    2,599
    Thanks
    2,917
    Thanked 2,175 Times in 1,245 Posts
    Images: 23

    Re: If you bought a 3' tank...

    4’ all day.. they will use every inch of it... especially when they piss & im not joking. Several times i get home from working and they pissed all over and the 4’ gives them a dry area to find after until I get home to clean it.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Name: Christian
    0.1 Albino Ball (Sophie)
    0.1 Russo White Diamond (Grace)
    1.0 Hypo Burmese (Giacomo/AKA Jock)
    1.2 Razors Edge/Gotti & American Pit Bull
    ----------
    1.1 Albino/Normal Burmese (Mr & Mrs Snake)
    1.0 Albino Ball (Sully)

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to CALM Pythons For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (02-18-2019)

  11. #10
    Registered User scarThePiedBall's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-28-2018
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 53 Times in 28 Posts
    Images: 14

    Re: If you bought a 3' tank...

    Quote Originally Posted by RickyNY View Post
    Get the T8, is cheaper than the T4 and the T10

    Thought about the T8, but I think I want the little extra height.

    Besides the $20 in cage cost, there's a $6 difference with an RHP and that's it for setup...soooo $26 difference. Just curious if anyone Found themselves wanting the extra space. Thank all for your thoughts!
    Last edited by scarThePiedBall; 02-18-2019 at 08:48 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1