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Question Substrate temperature

Hello all,

I am in the process of settings up a terrarium to house tree frogs. I have buried a heat cable 10cm deep in the coir substrate as one of the tank heating methods.
I had the thermostat set to 25C with the probe just above the surface of the coir.
Unfortunately this was a hard lesson to learn, the substrate temp reached almost 50C and killed my Monstera Deliciosa. The roots seems to have completely disintegrated. Other plants seem okay for now, I have some ivy and ground cover type plant.

I have now buried the probe to get a better reading on the substrate temp, and turned the thermostat down to 19C.

My question is, what is ideal substrate temps? I cant seem to find much info using google... Obviously 50C was waaay to high.
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