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    RHP probe placement

    I'm sure this question gets asked A LOT, I promise I tried to find the answer...but ended up with more questions. I've finally got my BP (Sterling, adult male) a T8 from animal plastics. Haven't set it up yet due to work, but will probably do it Sunday. There is a radiant heat panel on one end and I'm not sure where to place the probe for the thermostat.

    I'm thinking on the warm end maybe an inch or two up from the substrate and set to...what? 88?...90?

    Of course when you try to look up advice you find all sorts of answers and opinions


    I'm so super nervous about putting him in a new cage...I know in the long run it will be better, but he's been eating so well and I just know its going to throw him...

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    Re: RHP probe placement

    Truly its whatever works best for you. If possible, Id suggest trying a few different probe placements for a day or so each and fiddle with the thermostat setting until you find what suits your house + enclosure dynamics best.

    In my T8s I have the probe fed through the routered channel for the RHP power cord (I had AP install my panels). I have it hanging about 1/3-1/2 down from the ceiling and set to ~87. Gives me about 90 on the ground under the panel and 78-82 ambient depending on my room temp. Its generally pretty steady with the room no lower than 72-73. If the room goes much lower than 72 the cool side of the enclosure starts to dip below 78.

    Again this is how it works in my room with my conditions. Take a couple days to play around with things and once you find the sweet spot its pretty much set it and forget it. Have fun and good luck!


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    Re: RHP probe placement

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    Truly its whatever works best for you. If possible, Id suggest trying a few different probe placements for a day or so each and fiddle with the thermostat setting until you find what suits your house + enclosure dynamics best.

    In my T8s I have the probe fed through the routered channel for the RHP power cord (I had AP install my panels). I have it hanging about 1/3-1/2 down from the ceiling and set to ~87. Gives me about 90 on the ground under the panel and 78-82 ambient depending on my room temp. Its generally pretty steady with the room no lower than 72-73. If the room goes much lower than 72 the cool side of the enclosure starts to dip below 78.

    Again this is how it works in my room with my conditions. Take a couple days to play around with things and once you find the sweet spot its pretty much set it and forget it. Have fun and good luck!


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    Thanks! yeah my plan is to move his current cage to the floor in a corner until I get a feel for the new cage. I'll try this and see how it goes.

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    Re: RHP probe placement

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    In my T8s I have the probe fed through the routered channel for the RHP power cord (I had AP install my panels). I have it hanging about 1/3-1/2 down from the ceiling and set to ~87.
    I use a similar method with the t-stat probes for all of my RHP's. By letting it hang between the RHP and the enclosure floor the snake doesn't mess with it, move it, pee or dump water on it, lay on it, etc.

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