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    I don't drop my heat at night.

    And like KMG said, you still need to maintain ambient temps. 75 is the lowest you should go, but 78-82 is ideal.
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    Re: Temperature question!

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    Are you running your heat supplies (UTH and heat bulbs) with a thermostat?

    Your night temps are definitely too cold and could lead to RI over time.
    The UTH is on a thermostat. The heat bulb is not on a thermostat, but it's a low wattage bulb so even though it's on 24/7 it never makes it too hot in his tank.

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    Re: Temperature question!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrenee View Post
    The UTH is on a thermostat. The heat bulb is not on a thermostat, but it's a low wattage bulb so even though it's on 24/7 it never makes it too hot in his tank.
    You should still regulate the temps from the heat bulb using a thermostat (or at the very least a rheostat/dimmer switch). It will eliminate the temp fluctuations and create a safer environment for your snake.

    You're also going to need to get those night time temps up or your snake is risking RI.

    Also, is this a dark bulb? The light being on 24/7 could cause lots of stress to your snake.
    Last edited by craigafrechette; 08-15-2017 at 06:26 AM.
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    Re: Temperature question!

    Also make sure the bulb is guarded , have you checked the temp of the bulb with a digital temp gun ?? Something anyone with an unguarded bulb in a viv - they get to scary , scary temps !!

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