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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    I don't know about reptile.. but isn't it a "trick" for fish tanks to use one that is under rated.. so even if it sticks on, it can't cook the water? Maybe there is an equivalent to that fail safe for reptiles?
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    Sorry to hear this; it really sucks to lose a pet. Especially to something like faulty equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    Worst disaster I ever had with any lizards. Only 5 survived in the cabinet.
    Let me make a guess: It was a mechanical thermostat?
    Or was it a fully electronical thermostat?

    It is always the same with mechanical thermostats: They last for a certain amount of switching operations, then they hang and don't shut off the heating after some years of operation.

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    Sucks, real bummer. Sorry for your loss

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    Thanks for the support.

    Just hate killing animals that are in my care with something like this.

    @jesse it was an electronic one. I've had the power go out many times since I've had it set up with no problems.
    I was camping last weekend and my wife did tell me the power went out. Thought nothing of it. The thermostat instead of 96 degrees was set to 220 degrees.

    May have to look into a backup that is set higher in case the first fails again... May be a mechanical one so it can not get the setting messed up...


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    Sorry to hear that, I had the heat tape on one of my snake racks short out and catch fire last week. I moved the thermostat I have over to a radiant heater I have and I think it works pretty good. Maybe you could try that?

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    aww. Sorry man. By far my favorite of the geckos. I feel your pain.

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    Oh man poor little lizards RIP

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