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Maintaining cool temp al summer
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Old 02-24-2021, 04:01 PM   #1
Maintaining cool temp al summer

Hello guys, I am a fairly new reptile keeeper but i`ve been researching for almost 2 years before getting my first corn so I feel pretty confident about my care and setup (my corn is completely fine so no worries there).

I always have my warm end at a steady 29 celsius (84F) and my cool end between 20 and 23C (68-73F) but I am currently experiencing my first summer as a reptile keeper and realized that my "cool" end is around 28C (82F) so its not really cool anymore. Should I be worried and install a fan right away so it lowers the temperature or just leave it there?

What do you guys do to keep the temperature gradient in summer?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-25-2021, 10:38 AM   #2
Personally, I would not be concerned about a gradient of 82-84F. Plenty of keepers who use ambient room temperature (rather than heaters and a gradient), set their thermostats at ~82 year round (not including brumation of course, which many do in a separate room). My only concern is that your "cool end" is a bit on the cool side. Most sources suggest a gradient from 75-85F, although nighttime drop to near 70 is typically considered OK. Hope this is helpful
Old 02-27-2021, 06:20 AM   #3
I have an Air Conditioner I set to 73 in the Summer. Therefore the cage stays 73 too except where the heater is.

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