Early Cold Snap in the NW

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Early Cold Snap in the NW

Postby beerdog » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:26 am

I have been playing with the idea of building a warmer for my 5 gallon glass fermenter. I saw reptile tape at the pet store, It keeps snake aquariums warm. I dont have a lot of room and thought of building a box that my fermenter would fit into and use a couple strips of this tape with a plug in thermostat. Has anybody done this or seen it done before. Any other ideas?Thanks Steve.
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Postby slothrob » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:35 pm

I've heard of people doing similar things with drugstore heating pads, aquarium heaters in a jar of water, ceramic reptile heaters, and even hair dryers.
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Under tank Aquarium heater

Postby Benjamin1c » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:26 pm

I've had similar ideas, but for an under tank aquarium heater designed for an aquarium rather than for reptiles, since these supposedly automatically regulate the temperature of a fluid. Check out this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-HEATER-Aqua ... B0006JLPFE

This product, if you can view it, is supposed to work for 2 to 5 gallons tanks... maybe could work for 5 gallon carboy??

Lol, in any case, if you try such an experiment with this or any kind of heater, let us now, I'm curious to know if they actually work.
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