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    yep id say the list is good. And raise the tank up, and use aluminum tape to tape the heat mat to the bottom of the glass tank, to one side or the other, not the middle of the tank.
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    you can use these to elevate the tank. Also a tad better than the typical small vinyl adhesive pads that come with most heatpads for elevating the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan1234 View Post
    I know to elevate the tank at least 1/8 inch for air space and do I stick the heat pad to the bottom of the tank or just sit it below the tank on a surface?
    Yeah, as @kholtme was saying, stick the heat pad to the bottom of the tank. If it sits on the surface below the tank, the heatmat will be almost completely useless. The heat wouldn't be as strong then, plus, the heat mat's high temperatures would mess up whatever the tank was elevated above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logan1234 View Post
    Yah if i cut off a corner for my wrist then my hand will fit. And did you see were I said about the heat mat. 2 people are telling me different things so i'm sorta confused. Any help? And later i'll put a pencil or something by it to help show the containers size.
    Like this:

    IMG_0235.jpg IMG_0234 (1).jpg

    Cut the entry hole a couple inches off ground, so that your leo sits on top of the paper towels (sphagnum moss or Eco Earth coco fiber). If you use Eco Earth coco fiber inside the warm humid hide, a hole off ground will keep the coco fiber inside.

    Be sure to sand the edges of the entry hole so that all is smooth!

    Quote Originally Posted by logan1234 View Post
    I know to elevate the tank at least 1/8 inch for air space and do I stick the heat pad to the bottom of the tank or just sit it below the tank on a surface?
    For a 30 x 12 x 12 inch vivarium, the 11 x 17 inch heat mat is what you want.

    Attach your UTH (under tank heat mat) underneath the vivarium, not inside, with aluminum tape. Sticky type felt pads that go on chair legs to prevent them from scratching the floor will be ideal. Those will provide adequate ventilation for your UTH.

    If you decide on the Ultratherm UTH, get it through Amazon. Just in case you need to exchange/return it, you will be supported by Amazon. That is not true for all sellers.
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    I'm going to use the container as a cold hide. And below your post it says no plain calcium, or with d3 or multivitamins inside a vivarium, does that mean no calcium dish?

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    yep no calcium dish, only give supplements to your gecko dusted on its food. This way you can monitor the supplement intake of your gecko and also for proper digestion supplements need to be digested with food.
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    This youtuber said in a video they need a slight drop in temperature at night, is this true? Or can I just keep it the same temp 24/7 with the heat pad? And what temperature do I set the hydrofarm thermestat at? And they said the hydrofarm will go 3 degrees above the setted temperature before shutting off. will this hurt them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by logan1234 View Post
    This youtuber said in a video they need a slight drop in temperature at night, is this true? Or can I just keep it the same temp 24/7 with the heat pad? And what temperature do I set the hydrofarm thermestat at? And they said the hydrofarm will go 3 degrees above the setted temperature before shutting off. will this hurt them?
    Logan ~

    Please see my edit (in red) to post #34. This same plastic hide will work for any of the hides. It's important that the moist hide be located on the warm end close to the warm dry hide in order for good humidity to be achieved.

    A thermal gradient is necessary. The warm end should range between 88-92* F on the floor right beneath the warm dry hide as measured by a digital thermometer with a probe. Cool end ground temperatures should be from 70-75*F ish.

    Zoo Med has a yellow digital with probe that costs about $10.

    Set your Hydrofarm at 90*F. There will be no problem with that +/- ~3 degree variation.

    Please scroll through my leo caresheet (linked below) to post #81 for an abbreviated version to get an overview of leo care.
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Tell me if I read wrong, but dont you feed food to 0-6 month olds every day? And I've heard that they know how much calcium to eat from the dish? and should I feed zoo med calcium with d3 mon-fri then on weekends with the zoo med reptivite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan1234 View Post
    Tell me if I read wrong, but dont you feed food to 0-6 month olds every day? And I've heard that they know how much calcium to eat from the dish? and should I feed zoo med calcium with d3 mon-fri then on weekends with the zoo med reptivite?
    I recommend feeding young geckos every day until they are about 1 year old. Use a leo's weight as a guideline too.

    I like to monitor multivitamin, calcium with D3, and calcium intake. Every gecko is different. Fat soluble vitamins like D3 need to be taken with food for proper absorption. There's always a chance of overdose when leaving supplements in the vivarium.

    It's never a good idea to use supplements every day. The exact recommended supplement dosage highly depends upon the food you feed your insects and worms.

    Do me a favor. Scroll to post #81. That's some leo basics. It's only 2 pages long. There is even a setup video right at the beginning. Let us know what you think after you read that.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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