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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    You would get close setting up one cage, either/or, and then doing the same settings for the second cage but they're going to be different I almost guarantee. The floor in the top cage will get warmer with less power, because the heat from the RHP below it will rise into the cage above. My lower T8 is set to 87-88 and keeps 80 cool side, top T8 set to 85 and the hot spot will reach 91-93 but the cool side is 79. The top RHP works more to keep the ambient temp good while getting a hot spot from the lower cage's heat rising upward, and the lower one is working better for hot spot and ambient together but has a more narrow temp gradient. This is with the probes fed in through the channel for the RHP cord and set about 2.5-3" above the substrate. Tinkered with mine for a bit and still do occasionally when the seasons change.


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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    You would get close setting up one cage, either/or, and then doing the same settings for the second cage but they're going to be different I almost guarantee. The floor in the top cage will get warmer with less power, because the heat from the RHP below it will rise into the cage above. My lower T8 is set to 87-88 and keeps 80 cool side, top T8 set to 85 and the hot spot will reach 91-93 but the cool side is 79. The top RHP works more to keep the ambient temp good while getting a hot spot from the lower cage's heat rising upward, and the lower one is working better for hot spot and ambient together but has a more narrow temp gradient. This is with the probes fed in through the channel for the RHP cord and set about 2.5-3" above the substrate. Tinkered with mine for a bit and still do occasionally when the seasons change.


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    So you put your probe on the hotside?

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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

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    So you put your probe on the hotside?

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    No i had it on the cool side. I ended up selling the cage with the RHP and just use the AP cages with flexwatt only now.

    I just set the cool side to 82F. Luckily my BP liked it cooler to begin with so for her it wasnt a big deal.
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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

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    So you put your probe on the hotside?

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    Yes, mine is on the hot side in my T8s. Personal preference and it gives me the temps I need, provided the room doesn't go below like 74.


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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    It was a struggle to get him in his new enclosure. I'm not sure if this face is I love it or I hate you.

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    Haha looks like the I like it face. Caesar will sit like that for hours when I leave a door slid open for him. Actually Rosey and Vic do that too. Sometimes they will curl up right next to the litter dam and just sleep at the open door too haha.

    Oh and the best is wait until you catch Gene with just his head out of the cage like he is now but with his head pointing perfectly straight at the floor and he just sits there for about 5 hours without moving. Caught Caesar doing that a few times. I'm guessing he was sleeping or something.
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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    Love these enclosures. The heat is dialed in pretty good, but I'll play with it the next few days. Gene keeps snooping around the rhp. It gets pretty warm but not too bad. I put the probe on the cool side and set the stat at 78*. Hot side is around 84*

    Gene hasn't stopped moving since he got in there. He has one hide but I out some leaf coverage under his off shelf I made so he should be good.

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    Looks nice. But can that stand hold a couple more cages cause everyone knows snakes are like crack, one or two or 10 just wont do
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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    Gene really loves his enclosure.

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    Your cats a trip. I like that picture.

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