New to this, need a few suggestions..

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  1. MJCooper42

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  2. afishel

    afishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOOKS good!!!

    farty putty is an awesome IDEA!!!!
    have you tested it to see if it hold temp. yet??
     
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    here's another problem, .. i'm using an 80 watt bulb, and i have to putty in the opposite corner, it's not up to temp, i can either change to a 100 watt bulb but then the side closer to the light is HOT or i can add another light kit and use 2 bulbs...

    Also, planning on going out today and getting bubble wrap for the back and sides, and maybe a sheet of Styrofoam to go on too... the blanket isn't working ...

    The eggs are being shipped out Monday..

    your thoughts?!?

    (farty putty came from the dollar store, what can I say.. I'm cheap)
     
  4. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 bulbs sounds like a good option have you thought of using the heat reflecting foil that you use for radiators? that might work instead of the blanket [​IMG]
     
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    MJCooper42 Out Of The Brooder

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    would heavy duty aluminium foil then bubble wrap on the out side not work?
     
  6. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    An aquarium will be tough to build a bator into... it will be hard to maintain a steady temp because glass doesn't insulate well at all. Do U have an old cooler laying around? Here's a link to one of my vids on youtube:
     
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    no i don't, and i tried to find a Styrofoam one, but it is way too small..
    "hard to maintain a steady temp" hence the 3 cpu fans
    trying to work what what i have..
     
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    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    I understand the "workin with wat ya got" thing my friend! Good luck with the build! [​IMG]
     
  10. MJCooper42

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    Thanks mrslb333! that was a lot of help!
     

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