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    OK I purchased the 20 long and for now hove the heat mat 8x12 until the ultra therm comes in. I have UVB over head lighting with CHE for over head heat.im including a pic.15249510147046612417118162890822.jpg

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    Oh and how do I insulate the bottom of the UTH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Don View Post
    Oh and how do I insulate the bottom of the UTH?
    The ultratherm will come with instructions on insulation. If you have questions after reading that, I can clarify anything.

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    What kind uvb fixture and lamp bulb you have?

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    Zoo med ultra slim 5.0 UVB. I have a lot of other types if needed. As my dart frogs dont require UVB so I use LED for them.

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    Actually the light fixture is Zilla ultra slim with Zoomed uvb . I also have a exo terra "daylight" compact florescent that might work better since I have live grass and succulent plants in the tank.

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    Uvb is little more complex then uth if leopard gecko is involved. Lucky Francis bains popped in and discussed the different fixtures with correct bulb to achieve proper dose of uvb for geckos. That saved gecko keepers from having buy meter.
    I found thread in search , using uvb lighting debate. Then few threads down you'll see uvb lighting debate. That'll bring you to detailed discussion by Lilicdragon ( Franic Bains). If you plane on keeping leopard geckos with uvb this will definitely explain how get right dose. Witch save you money on vet down road for stuck shedd, eye problems, and eventually geckos die.
    It's about right fixure with correct uvb lamp bulb to provide .4 to 1.0 uvi raze.
    I use old t8 fixtures with arcidia 6% d3 reptile lamp.
    Please read uvb discussion.
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    From the article on UVB it does not sound like the entire habitat needs to covered. Mainly using the correct UVB out put at the right distance.

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    No definitely knot cover one side to other. Half if that. With plenty of ways to get from uvb rays. One my post above gives you correct fixture with right lamp. Using it at 11 to 12 inches. I have t5 fixtures but way to strong
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