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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:40 pm 
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Hi All,

We set Spike up in a new 4ft tank & I'm really happy with how he's settled (although he is still VERY lazy!) my question is I have used sandstone pieces for his basking spot and placed the sensor in between 2 pieces of stone directly under the bulb is this right or should it be at head height to the side of the basking spot like it is at the cool end? Temp at cool end is between 24-26c and 44-45c at basking spot.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:33 pm 
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hi , you can move the sensor an inch either way so it's not directly under the hotspot i think , and your temp's sound a little too high ! should be 39-42C , i hang my heat lamp on a chain so i can lower it or make it higher as this help's with getting the hotspot to the right temp eg lower to get a higher temp! or higher to get it cooler one , im not an expert but i think rick will correct me if im wrong :D

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:41 am 
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Tim's got it pretty well right, so either drop the basking spot a little or raise the light slightly. I usually check the basking temp with the sender on the rock then move it off to the side as my guys tend to re-arrange it otherwise.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:43 pm 
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Thanks Tim & Rick I'll tinker with it when I get home!


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