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    Where I live, the average temperature is usually around 80-100. So should i still leave Spotty's UTH on??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty the Leopard Gecko View Post
    Where I live, the average temperature is usually around 80-100. So should i still leave Spotty's UTH on??
    Do you use A/C? What are the day and night temperatures of the room where Spotty's enclosure sits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Do you use A/C? What are the day and night temperatures of the room where Spotty's enclosure sits?
    Yes, I do use ac. The average day temperature in the room is maybe low to mid 80s maybe even a bit higher. His tank is by the window, so sunlight sometimes hits his tank- if too much or too long I close the blinds. For nighttime, it is maybe low 70s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty the Leopard Gecko View Post
    Yes, I do use ac. The average day temperature in the room is maybe low to mid 80s maybe even a bit higher. His tank is by the window, so sunlight sometimes hits his tank- if too much or too long I close the blinds. For nighttime, it is maybe low 70s.
    Have you a thermostat? Amazon sells Apollo digital thermostats for $20. These have good ratings.

    Set your thermostat to 91*F. It will automatically turn off when the temps reach that level.

    Because the recommended temperatures under the warm dry hide range from 88-92*F as measured by the probe of a digital thermometer or a heat gun I would not turn off the heat mat during the day. IF the temperatures drop no lower than the mid-60s, it's safe to turn off the heat mat at night.

    Either relocate the tank or keep the blinds closed when the sun shines. Glass tanks directly in front of a window overheat really fast!
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