PICTURE OF MY BROODER

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickedydoodaa, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

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    I have a 250 watt RED heat bulb, large glass tank. I hope no one walks by my window and thinks I am an import from Amsterdam what with the red light glowing in the window...oooo err!

    It is about 40 inces long and 14 wide and deep. I will keep the lamp at one end so the chicks can go to the other if too warm, I will have to test them with it. What you think?

    It is a 40 gallon tank


    Yes it has a top [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  2. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny Funny. I am new to this I just got my checks last Wednesday so i can't say if this is right or wrong. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That 250 watt lamp may be too much for that small space. In that space, I'd use a 125 watt heatlamp or even less. You can raise the heatlamp up higher, thereby lowering the temp if it's over 95 degrees underneath.
     
  4. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks ok. do you have a top to it. won't be long before they are trying to fly [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, yeah, they'll fly out within two weeks.
     
  6. rockabilly7

    rockabilly7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a 250 watt is way too much for a 20 gallon tank if it was a 30 then it would be diff. but the 250 on a 20g will probably sky rocket the heat I would try a 75 watt or 100 watt infrared bulb, they should sell them at any store that has reptiles. Good luck!!!
    P.S.-I also use a 20 gallon tank as my brooder [​IMG]
     
  7. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I tried the 250 watt heat bulb in my aquarium and within 10 seconds the temp on the thermometer on the bottom was at 130 degrees! So probably too hot. I would either raise the heat lamp a lot or use a smaller watt bulb. I am using a 20 gallon aquarium to brood a single chick and I am using a 100 watt bulb raised to the height of the top rim of the tank. I hope that helps. Stick a thermometer on the bottom of the tank and see what temps you get.
     
  8. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will definetly be to much heat for thatsetup I have a 150gal reptile tank 6ft x 2ft and I use a 100w red heatlamp on one end and a 100w reg bulb on other end for light and they are fine
     
  9. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

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    Ok anyone want to buy (2) brand new 250w red heat lamp bulbs?

    $5 each plus shipping [​IMG]
     
  10. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just a regular thermostat like one you determine the outside temp with right?
     

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