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  • RHP vs. flexwatt for pvc caging

    Hello guys!
    Been working on doing my taxes and think that I might be getting a pvc cage for my male BCA with part of the refund. I'm looking at getting a 4' x 2' x 18" or 15" tall (I'd prefer the 18" tall cage) with a shelf or climbing perches and sliding doors with a good lock.

    What I'm having a hard time deciding is whether I should go with a RHP or flexwatt. My reptile room is heated to 78f, so I'm not sure which would be the better option or if I need to have both? If an RHP would be better, what wattage would I need?

    If you guys have any insight or experiences, please feel free to share.

    BTW, if it matters, I am looking at either a cserpents, proline, or AP cage.
    Thanks for your time!

  • #2
    Re: RHP vs. flexwatt for pvc caging

    If your room is 78 a uth should be enough.

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    • #3
      Re: RHP vs. flexwatt for pvc caging

      I love RHP's, but if your room temps are 78 year round then flex watt or a heat mat should be plenty.

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      • #4
        Re: RHP vs. flexwatt for pvc caging

        All you need is a UTH. Whether its an Ultratherm mat or flexwatt is a matter of personal preference. I use flexwatt for all my cages and racks. Just make sure you get a good thermostat also.


        Tim

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        • #5
          Re: RHP vs. flexwatt for pvc caging

          Flexwatt would work just fine, just going to second tsblair on getting a decent thermostat!

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          • #6
            Re: RHP vs. flexwatt for pvc caging

            Thanks guys! I have a herpstat 4, so will be using one channel for this cage. The room seems to hold pretty consistent at 77-78 during the winter (when I run a heater on a thermostat). It is a bit warmer during the summer (I live in GA) it gets to about 81 then.

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            • #7
              Re: RHP vs. flexwatt for pvc caging

              Sounds like you are all set... and that's good news because the RHPs aren't cheap!

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              • #8
                Re: RHP vs. flexwatt for pvc caging

                That's great new, but if room temperature is good you may just need a UTH instead.
                sigpicJrock23

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