Lighting and Heat

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Lighting and Heat

ReptiSun 10.0 UVB

This is the bulb I use for my Giant Day Gecko. I have read the ReptiSun brand is safer than Exo-Terra, according to what I have read the Exo-Terra bulbs blast out intense UVB rays for the first month or two and then fizzle out. The ReptiSun bulbs seem to be better at producing a consistent level of UVB through its lifespan. The bulb should be replaced every 6-12 months.

Lighting and Heat

Lighting and Heat

Exo-Terra Heat Cable

I use this cable for my DIY Radiant Heat Panel builds. Works great!  Check out my DIY Radiant Heat Panel Video for more information!

Lighting and Heat

Lighting and Heat

IR Temperature Gun

These temperature guns are so helpful, especially when caring for snakes but I also use it to monitor the hot spot in my Giant Day gecko’s enclosure as well. There is really n other way to get an accurate read on the surface temperature of your hot spots in your animal’s enclosures. 

Lighting and Heat

Lighting and Heat

Exo Terra Heat Mat Terrarium Substrate Heater 16 Watt, Medium 1ct

Typically I use Exo Terra heat mats for my animals. One side of the mat is a “sticker” meaning you can stick it on to the bottom of your animal’s enclosure very easily. These heat mats also come with rubber feet to act as spacers to allow the mat to breathe.

I have never had an issue with these mats, please take a look at my article: Brazilian Rainbow Boa Setup to learn how to set up your heat mat.


Lighting and Heat