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Increasing Heat in DSM

I think my DSM tank isn't warm enough. How do I increase the heat inside to make everything sweat more?
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Ive had this problem on my 75 gallon for the last few days since its been cooler outside. I ended up half filling my 2.5 gallon tank with a 50w heater to keep the water 80 degrees and placed it inside the 75 gallon.

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maybe a heater pad? i've had them beneath my hermit crab tanks.
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Gooberfish: What sort of lighting are you using? How is the tank covered?

It gets cold in Kentucky and I have good luck using T5NO fixtures with glass tops. Use clear packaging tape to seal up most (but not all) openings. If I mist once per day, the lighting creates enough heat to keep things humid and constantly dripping wet.
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Gooberfish: What sort of lighting are you using? How is the tank covered?

It gets cold in Kentucky and I have good luck using T5NO fixtures with glass tops. Use clear packaging tape to seal up most (but not all) openings. If I mist once per day, the lighting creates enough heat to keep things humid and constantly dripping wet.
It's a standard 10g with the stock hood, two 13W CFLs, plastic wrap pinched between the hood & tank. Everything looks alive still I think the whole setup could benefit from more heat...
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