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    Quote Originally Posted by Atrocity View Post
    I don't use a UTH, i use halogen light bulbs, one for day and one for night
    check out @Elizabeth Freer 's write up's they are very handy

    http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...tml#post387049

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Leopard geckos depend upon heat mats (UTHs) for necessary belly heat in order to digest their food.

    When choosing a heat mat for a gecko enclosure, go by actual dimensions as well as wattage. Heat mats ONLY basically heat the area where they are stuck, not much more. Even though heat rises, don't count on the mat to raise the ambient air temperatures much at all.

    For the safety of your gecko and your home, always use a thermostat.
    • Several brands of inexpensive and proportional thermostats are listed at the beginning of my Leopard Gecko Care Sheet as well as post 59 right here.

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    Zoo Med Repti-Therm Sizes:
    • Mini - 4" x 5" (1-5 Gallons)
    • Small - 6" x 8" (10-20 Gallons)
    • Medium - 8" x 12" (30-40 Gallons)
    • Large - 8" x 18" (50-60 Gallons)

    Zoo Med Repti-Therm heat mats incorporate special insulation with a vinyl cover to help direct heat into the cage and raise the ambient air temperature of your terrarium.

    They utilize solid state nichrome heating elements that produce a great deal of heat with wattage ranging from only 6 to 22 watts (depending on size). A special glue adhesive allows for easy attachment to the bottom of your terrarium.

    These mats can only be used on glass aquariums. For plastic and acrylic cages check out IntelliTempTM Reptile Heat Mats.
    Zoo Med heat mats are NOT designed to be reused. When they are removed from the initial placement, wires can become damaged and could cause a fire hazard.

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    Ultratherm heat mats come in 11 different sizes.
    Fluker's 11 x 17 inch heat mat measures 11 x 17 inches. Ultratherm's heat mat actually measures 9.5 x 17 inches.

    Ultratherm and Fluker's heat mats can be reused, because they're stuck to the enclosure with aluminum tape (Nashua tape).

    For any Exo Terra enclosure, confirm that the Exo Terra actually measures 18 inches where you wish to stick the mat. Verify the mat's dimensions as well.
    Last edited by Geopard Lecko; 04-24-2019 at 11:15 PM.
    Geopard Leckos Leopard Geckos, say that 10 times fast!
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