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    IMO, a 20 long would benefit from a UTH and overhead heat. I've tried all three different ways with my gecko (just light, UTH and light, and just UTH), and I found she was much, much less active with only the UTH. The UTH heated the ground nicely, but the air temp stayed at room temperature, so she was forced to stay in her warm hide (where the warm air was trapped) to keep warm. I switched back to a UTH and overhead heat after just a little while because she hardly ever came out.

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    This is basically the circumstance I'm in. I'd heard UTHs were enough for Leos so I was going to skip the lighting (my room is well lit by the sun during the day anyways) but my roommates have been trying to crank the A/C down to under 70 this summer, so now I'm not sure just an UTH would be enough.
    Do those ceramic heat emittors need to be changed like light bulbs? Cause it would be nice to have to not buy bulbs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minka View Post
    This is basically the circumstance I'm in. I'd heard UTHs were enough for Leos so I was going to skip the lighting (my room is well lit by the sun during the day anyways) but my roommates have been trying to crank the A/C down to under 70 this summer, so now I'm not sure just an UTH would be enough.
    Do those ceramic heat emittors need to be changed like light bulbs? Cause it would be nice to have to not buy bulbs...
    Ceramic heat emitters need changing just like bulbs do. Thing is they last much longer than a regular incandescent bulb. If you wish to increase your leo's health and visibility, best to add a CHE (or a Exo Terra night-glo moonlight bulb) overhead. I like the 10 inch diameter domes cuz they do a more efficient job of redirecting the overhead heat back into the tank.

    Make certain the UTH you purchase is 1/3 the length of the tank and as close to the width as possible.
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