View Full Version : whats a good thermostat to use for 20 gal

03-28-2010, 04:38 PM
I don't have any control of my heat other than the old fasioned way of thermometers. I got a few dollar ones from wal mart that I set around the tank. Although this works well, I am constantly swithcing between bulbs turning them on and off. I don't know what to get: thermostat, rhetostat, timer. Is there a good brand I could try? Please drop some knowledge for me!

04-16-2010, 06:44 AM
An Alife thermostat would do the job. It'll cost you about $30 online and some pet stores carry them. I've found them to be reliable and even used them for incubation. You can use plug 3 different heat sources into them as well. I'd recommend switching to a UTH if your animal is a terrestrial snake though, so the light isn't turning on/off constantly. Here is where I bought one of mine:


Hope this helps.

04-18-2010, 01:21 AM
Thanks abby. i have an small uth on the warm side, and I use the overhead for the ambient temps in the cage. If I turn the ambient off the temps quickly lower too much, like the lower 70's, and I'm not extreemly comfortable with that. I'll have a look at the Alife. I appreciate your help!

04-18-2010, 02:24 AM
Hey Mike I was actually looking into the Alife and I ran into this thread. You might want to think twice


04-18-2010, 02:36 AM