Tank incubator lighting?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dreamer5577, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the middle of creating my own fish tank incubator. I am stuck on the lighting and lid though. I read that everyone uses desk lamps with 60w bulbs. Would it be better to just use one of those dome lamps (used for reptiles) with one of those red heat bulbs?? and just cover the tank with glass and put the dome lamp on top? Would that work do you think?
     
  2. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure if this helps but I'm making a fish tank brooder with a 75w black light with one of those dome lights with the tank lid open depending on the height of the light i can get 95-110 so maybe you could try putting an egg under a light in a brooder, it might keep a constant temp (but not good for multiple eggs) just an idea i haven't tried incubating an egg like this yet.
     
  3. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

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    if you make a closed lid incubator you will need a thermostat, i tried without one could never get a stable temp (eggs never hatched), so i gave up and got a hova bator.
     

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