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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Moxom View Post
    Do any of you that use these heated mats also use the thermostats to control them? The whole shooting match becomes a bit spendy if you add the thermo control
    I use the thermostat Farmtek sells for the Pig Warmer. I set the thing one time and it has been on the mark ever since. I have used heating pads, seedling pads and my sink is a Arkay temperature controlled E6 processor. The Pig Warmer with the thermostat beats them all...EC

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    Fish tank heaters are glass, so can sit in a tray of chemicals, and will normally hold a temp to within 1F

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Moxom View Post
    Do any of you that use these heated mats also
    use the thermostats to control them? The whole
    shooting match becomes a bit spendy if you add
    the thermo control
    Besides the seedling heat mats there are reptile heat
    mats. Lots of info and sources via Google. Ebay also.

    Likely the best bets are the seedling mats. Low wattage
    per unit of surface area should make temperature control
    possible by the use of between mat and tray insulating
    materials; paper, fabric, whatever. Thermostats are
    available. Flora mats are much less expensive
    than the fauna. Dan

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    I got really lucky and found a temperature controlled, recirculating water bath from a guy who was liquidating his darkroom on ebay awhile back. I think it was intended to keep film developer at the right temp during development, but the lip of an 8x10 tray sits perfectly on the top of the tank so that the tray itself sits down in the water bath. This setup has completely solved my wintertime print developer temperature drift. Now if I could figure a way to turn the water circulator into a wave action, it could do my agitation for me as well!


    web site: Dan Henderson, Photographer.com

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    I am not anti-digital. I am pro-film.

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