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    Exclamation Help temperature question!!!

    Hi all!!! I have recently constructed a diy cage for my boa. I ordered the pro products rhp. I have the probe for the thermostat going half way down on the hot side set to 90. Its getting to 85. Tips on probe placement ect. Snake seems to pove her new pad

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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    How long did you give the temps to stabilize? It takes a bit sometimes. Try bumping temps a couple degrees and keep an eye on it. In my 12Ē tall enclosures I have the probe hanging just behind the RHP half way down set at ~87į and it gives me a 90į floor temp. Sometimes you just have to fiddle around a little


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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    I havent given it long. I just think its weird that the thermostat isnt getting past 85 when i set it to 91. The thermostat had no issues when being used on the boas temp enclosure to idk

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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    Yeah it takes time. I spend a few days on average trying to get a new enclosureís heating dialed in when setting it up. Worth the time and effort for sure


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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    Well darn rookie mistake i guess and i done put her in there. Hmmm what could i try to get it right. The thermostat is confusing the hell outta me

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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    Iíd put her back where she was until the new enclosure is dialed in


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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    Yea well i would but i already took it apart. I had to use stuff i had for this. Aggh i feel so stupid. The guy from pro products said i can use an on off thermostat with it but idk if thats the issue. I have a pulse proportional thermostat if need be. Im just thoroughly confused as to why the heck its only getting to 85 set at 90. It heating, the indicator light is on

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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    Itís because the heating element is unable to bring the thermostat probe to the set temperature due to the placement of the probe. No real prescriptive solution aside from trying different probe placements and temp settings until itís dialed according to the needs of your room. This is exactly why itís advised to set up enclosures multiple days in advance of the animal being introduced.


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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    Well now i know my lesson. Thank you

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    Re: Help temperature question!!!

    I hope you didnít take that as me coming down on you. Itís exciting to put critters in new cages, but really frustrating when they arenít actually ready for the critter.

    What are the cage dimensions? Most specific placement of the probe? Pics would be helpful. Tapatalk app is the easiest option in that regard


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