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    Heat pad and glass

    Hi Everyone,

    I am building a custom cage for my ball pythons (I will post pictures after ill finish) and I have a question regarding the under tank heater.

    Im going to use this heater with a regular glass that I will custom cut by home depot.

    Do you guys think that the glass will break because of the heat or no?

    Would like to hear your opinion.

    Thank you

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    Re: Heat pad and glass

    No, it won't as long as you have the heat pad on a thermostat.

    Why are you making the bottom of the tank glass? Glass is a poor choice for a ball python enclosure. It doesn't retain heat very well at all. PVC or properly sealed wood would be much better.

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    Thank you

    Can I stick the heat pad to pvc?
    The pvc will not melt?

    Thank you

    I thought I can only stick it to glass.

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    Re: Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by idomskt View Post
    Can I stick the heat pad to pvc?
    The pvc will not melt?

    Thank you

    I thought I can only stick it to glass.
    No the pvc will definitely not melt.. your pad should stay under 100 degrees so it's not hot enough to melt the plastic

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    you need a thermostat, no matter what you stick them to, not just a thermometer. I use these mats and they get roasting hot, enough to seriously burn your beloved pet, if they are not plugged into and controlled by a thermostat.
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    Think about it........ Do you have a problem holding glass or plastics melting when you hold them??
    You shouldn't with a regulated UTH either.

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    Re: Heat pad and glass

    Glass cut by home depot put on the inside if a enclosure will be razor sharp and will cut the heck out of a exploring snake. Ive seen terrible pictures on here after people have a idea but lacked knowledge and their Snakes get split wide open by sharp plastic and Pet Store decorations let alone glass from a chain store. ... If you must do it your way go with a RHP from Pro Products. It will cost between $80-$150 depending on the size of enclosure and is safe for you, your home and a snake.


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