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      Critter closet - heater recommendations....?

      Does anyone have recommendations for small room heaters? I'm making a critter closet which is located in a basement. The basement is typically between 50-65ish degrees at any given time. The room it'll be in is about the size of a smallish walkin closet. I'm looking to bump the room temp up to about 80-82ish. If it had a built in heat cut off and auto turn on to keep it a stable temperature, all the better. Just thought I'd pick your brains for ideas. Thanks for any input.
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      Don't know what to recommend for a heater, but I do know that PetSmart carried powerstrips that could turn on and off according to temperature, so that would be a good way to help regulate the temps (have a space heater plugged into on of these).

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      Hmmm what about one of those heaters that look like a radiator? They are oil filled. My Mom used to have one and it was great. Something like this... http://www.walmart.com/ip/Optimus-H-...eater/15162311

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      Beth, whatever type of heating you use, keep in mind the chances of power outages during winter. You'll need some kind of emergency back-up plan for that.

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      I use a small ceramic heater in my utility room for my roach colony and I use one in my Iguanas large enclosure. Ceramic heaters are the safest space heaters and you can set it to the temp that you want using a simple thermometer. If you need more info on them just PM me.
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      I know some breeders that use heat tape regulated with wall switches that are adjustable (regulated with dimmer switches) for heating closet size spaces...inexpensive to set-up also. Just tape to sides then heat area with no T's until regulated then add T's! Use maybe 4-5 feet of tape depending on closet size. I still use heat tape for some of my set-ups.
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      The power strip and ceramic heater sounds safest, open to any other suggestions too. Thanks guys for the input.

      heat tape seems cool too but the wiring makes me hesitate
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      If you do use a Ceramic Heater set it on low and like I said, use a room thermometer to get the heat where you want it. This is the one that I use:

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