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    Quote Originally Posted by CWilson13 View Post
    Figures it wouldn't be something I already have ha-ha Thanks Todd!
    Does anybody know if these Exo Terra : Day & Night LED / Low Energy Lighting Device are any good?
    I've never tried those LED bulbs you link.

    How about these Hagen Exo Terra moonlight bulbs? They come in wattages from 15 - 75 watts.

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    Cory I'm glad you asked that question since my UTH decided to quit working tonight
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

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    I actually am thinking about getting Pandora one of the ones you linked Elizabeth. For Apollo, his CHE and UTH seem to be doing fine on keeping temps in the proper range. I was looking at the ones in my last post due to the no-heat factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWilson13 View Post
    I actually am thinking about getting Pandora one of the ones you linked Elizabeth. For Apollo, his CHE and UTH seem to be doing fine on keeping temps in the proper range. I was looking at the ones in my last post due to the no-heat factor.
    They have individual preferences. Some will prefer to lay under a heat lamp verses under tank heating. I have one that will avoid the area when the Ceramic heat emitter is on. He has under tank heating, yet prefers to lay under a Hagen Exo Terra moonlight bulb.

    Just an important detail that I feel is important to keep in mind. This is why providing more than one option is ideal and can help avoid running into problems.

    A recent experience....

    A friend calls me and asked if I can help her friend solve a leo eating mystery. 3 year old male housed in an Exo terra 36X18X12, UTH, 5 hides, water dish, etc. The room temperature was approximately 75f most of the time. He claims poor growth(suspected) and less than ideal appetite. After ruling out so many possibilities including a fecal and so on.

    Hints provided by owner:

    leo only spend about 10 minutes a day over the UTH area. NOT ENOUGH Head sticking out.

    occasional partial off colored feces (as if it was sitting in the gut too long)


    We tried adjusting ground temperature using a thermostat to no avail. Try changing hides- nothing. Well he may just prefer the heat coming from above. Not the first I have seen. I thought it would be ideal to add a second option for heating. The owner placed an exo terra moonlight 60 watt bulb across from the UTH area. Lo and behold the leo has gained a few grams and appears to look better within a month so far. Just like one of mine, he prefers to warm up under the bulb instead.
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    Very true @cricket4u Though Apollo seems not to care as he spends equal time in the area when his CHE is either on or off. He doesn't react well to the red "night" bulbs being on, he goes into his hide just like the regular lamp in the room. Same thing with the blue "daylight" from Zoo-Med.

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    While I was at Petco getting Ziggy's new tank, I picked up a Zilla 100w black light bulb. My UTH took a dump last night so I figured I could use that until I order a new one. Hooked it up to a lamp dimmer and the temps are staying between 90 and 91.6 degrees on the tile directly underneath the light. He hasn't explored his new home yet so we will see what happens later tonight.
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    There are two big concerns with relying on overhead heat sources. The first is that LG's really rely on surface heat to digest their food. The second is that they can quickly become dehydrated when their heat comes from such a light source. If you are using this as a temporary fix then you will probably be okay, but if it stretches longer term it cause a problem.

    Todd
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    While I was at Petco getting Ziggy's new tank, I picked up a Zilla 100w black light bulb. My UTH took a dump last night so I figured I could use that until I order a new one. Hooked it up to a lamp dimmer and the temps are staying between 90 and 91.6 degrees on the tile directly underneath the light. He hasn't explored his new home yet so we will see what happens later tonight.
    Hi Jess ~

    May I offer a suggestion? Since you now have a 30 x 12 x 12 inch vivarium, the best size UTH to buy is an 11 x 17 incher. Ultratherm and Fluker's make this size. Stick it on with aluminum tape. UTHs that come with adhesive should not be reused, because their internal wires can get damaged when you remove them.

    With an 11 x 17 as compared to a smaller (less than 1/2 the floor) Ziggy should be more active.

    If you were adding overhead heat as a supplemental, check out ceramic heat emitters.

    How about started a new thread just for Ziggy?
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    I posted the part about the light for Cory. Went a little too keyboard happy. I did start one about getting his new tank, posted a picture in there earlier today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amsdadtodd View Post
    There are two big concerns with relying on overhead heat sources. The first is that LG's really rely on surface heat to digest their food. The second is that they can quickly become dehydrated when their heat comes from such a light source. If you are using this as a temporary fix then you will probably be okay, but if it stretches longer term it cause a problem.

    Todd
    The CHE is more of a supplemental source if the temperature drops too low. So far I have only had a couple times that it was needed. And both times it was back off fairly soon after the thermostat kicked it on.
    The 11 x 17 Flukers UTH does a fantastic job of keeping the warm side around 90-91 degrees under the dry hide. I definitely recommend them for any Leo.
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