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    My room is only about 67. And I have my thermostat for the tank set at 89 but for some reason it gets too hot! Iím talking like the high 90s and I donít know what to do about it. I have the tank on a wire rack so it gets plenty on ventilation from underneath. Any ideas? Itís an ipower thermostat and a zoomed uth.

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    It sounds like your thermostat is defective.

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    Before you decide it's defective, try lowering the thermostat setting to 85 and see if temps get lower. If not, then I'd guess your thermostat is not regulating the temperatures and is defective.

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    So I tried thickening the substrate and it seemed to have worked! I had paper towel but not I have repti carpet and now it’s staying around 88-90

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexie1102 View Post
    So I tried thickening the substrate and it seemed to have worked! I had paper towel but not I have repti carpet and now it’s staying around 88-90


    88-90 is ideal! Textured ceramic tiles 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick conduct heat well from your UTH.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    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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