Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

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Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

Post: # 54441Post Lorcan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:10 pm

I own a Formica hybrid nest 2.0 and I was wondering how to use a heating cable in my nest and what kind of heating cable I should buy, none of the cables I can find have the width of the cable mentioned and I was wondering if all of them fit in the nest or specific ones. Thanks!

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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:08 am

Zoo Med 15 watt heating cable
https://zoomed.com/repti-heat-cable/
Make sure you get the 15 watt. Higher wattage may fry your ants.
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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

Post: # 54469Post Lorcan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:15 am

Thanks so much! :D

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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

Post: # 54660Post Lorcan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:48 pm

ooper01 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:08 am
Zoo Med 15 watt heating cable
https://zoomed.com/repti-heat-cable/
Make sure you get the 15 watt. Higher wattage may fry your ants.
upon closer inspection this has a us plug and I live in the UK. Do you happen to know any cables in the UK that work? If not that's okay I can just buy some converters.

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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

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Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:15 pm

Lorcan wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:48 pm
ooper01 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:08 am
Zoo Med 15 watt heating cable
https://zoomed.com/repti-heat-cable/
Make sure you get the 15 watt. Higher wattage may fry your ants.
upon closer inspection this has a us plug and I live in the UK. Do you happen to know any cables in the UK that work? If not that's okay I can just buy some converters.
I Would say that if the product has specs on it (size of heating rope and such) then do a search for vendors that might have the same product in your voltage rating and plug type. If not then yea a converter might be the next best bet.
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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

Post: # 54666Post Lorcan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:40 am

Thanks but I managed to find another cable that costs 10 pound less because of a discount and comes in a UK plug. In case someone else has any query's on getting one in the UK ill leave the link to it https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/swell-heat-cables/

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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

Post: # 54680Post MadVampy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:22 pm

Lorcan wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:40 am
Thanks but I managed to find another cable that costs 10 pound less because of a discount and comes in a UK plug. In case someone else has any query's on getting one in the UK ill leave the link to it https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/swell-heat-cables/
AWESOME! Glad to hear you found one and at a cheaper price at that!
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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

Post: # 54683Post Lorcan
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:38 am

I don't want to be a nuisance but my last question is will an on/off thermostat work for a heat cable because I don't know if I can afford a pulse or dim thermostat.

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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

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Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:23 am

Lorcan wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:38 am
I don't want to be a nuisance but my last question is will an on/off thermostat work for a heat cable because I don't know if I can afford a pulse or dim thermostat.
I don't use thermostats of any sort, so I'm not sure. I just leave the heat cable on continuously and allow the ants to locate themselves where they are most comfortable in the heat gradient created by the heat cable.
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Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

Post: # 54698Post Lorcan
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:36 am

But how do you know what temperature the cable is?

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