View Full Version : Heat Help for Emp

04-20-2008, 08:56 AM
Hi there, I have had my Emperor tank setup for 12 hours its a 16x10x8" with an 6x11" heat mat on the back. False bottom etc.
I've had the heat mat on for 12 hours now and the temperature is still only
22C / 72F or something like that (it's cold in the UK).
My humidity is up at 90 can someone give me a little advice as to how to raise the temperature up.
Should I be using a bulb as well, in which case exactly what do i need to buy??
Sorry for all the questions but thanks in advance. Rob

04-20-2008, 09:36 AM
Get your self a 75 watt Infrared bulb , put it on one end of the tank,your good to go,good lusk............cheers:D

04-20-2008, 10:11 AM
ok sounds good. and then do you think just use the heat mat over night or still the bulb and just adjust using a thermostat?
Is there any need for the mat at all?

04-20-2008, 10:28 AM
In my tropical tanks I use both the use of one or the other just does not get the temps up there .........I turn my lights of for about 5 hours overnight...some people leave them on 24-7 just make sure there is a area in your tank with a lower temp so the scorp can adjust temp to its liking...........and the light dries out your substrate quick.....just gotta stay on top of it..........Cheers:D