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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    You just have to add more heating. Bigger heat mat and or a combination of overhead heating. You want to try and create as many temperature climates as possible. It does not have to be one temp in one spot or a specific temp. It takes a bit of work and creativity to provide the best environment possible, however, it benefits your geckos.
    They don’t make a bigger heatpad that would suit my tank. It’s not just a little off and I can’t use ceramic heat emitters. I considered heat cable, and flex watt, I tried taping aluminum tape under the heat pad to reflect the heat into the tank but no such luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliriyanna View Post
    Unfortunately their temps are not what they need to be, the geckos are going back into 20 longs
    Two side-by-side 11 x 17s may work for each 40 gallon breeder enclosure.

    First try adding a styrofoam sheet underneath the tanks that covers each UTH: first tank bottom, then UTH, then styro sheet covering each UTH. GU member Keith said this is how Ultratherm's directions read. Fluker's mats are basically identical.

    The Bean Farm (877-708-5882) sells Ultratherm UTHs in 11 different sizes.

    Using Insulation Underneath the Heat Pad......Keith -- April 2018
    "I suggest that an Ultratherm UTH is a must. The Ultratherm needs foam insulation under it, directing the heat upward and into the enclosure. From what I understand, other brands call for air under the UTH, which just allows heat to be lost! The fact that the Ultratherms should have foam insulation under them rather than air also says volumes about their safety. I only know this because I’m still setting up my Vivarium as well."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    First try adding a styrofoam sheet underneath the tanks that covers each UTH: first tank bottom, then UTH, then styro sheet covering each UTH. GU member Keith said this is how Ultratherm's directions read. Fluker's mats are basically identical.

    The Bean Farm (877-708-5882) sells Ultratherm UTHs in 11 different sizes.

    Using Insulation Underneath the Heat Pad......Keith -- April 2018
    "I suggest that an Ultratherm UTH is a must. The Ultratherm needs foam insulation under it, directing the heat upward and into the enclosure. From what I understand, other brands call for air under the UTH, which just allows heat to be lost! The fact that the Ultratherms should have foam insulation under them rather than air also says volumes about their safety. I only know this because I’m still setting up my Vivarium as well."
    I'm not super comfortable having heat near styrofoam.

    I tried a little experiment ( without the gecko in the tank) I unhooked the thermostat and let the heat pad run, I still couldn't get it high enough.

    This may not be a permanent downgrade, but for now, with them being young I need to fix this immediately.
    Thanks Elizabeth Freer thanked for this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Two side-by-side 11 x 17s may work for each 40 gallon breeder enclosure.

    First try adding a styrofoam sheet underneath the tanks that covers each UTH: first tank bottom, then UTH, then styro sheet covering each UTH. GU member Keith said this is how Ultratherm's directions read. Fluker's mats are basically identical.

    The Bean Farm (877-708-5882) sells Ultratherm UTHs in 11 different sizes.

    Using Insulation Underneath the Heat Pad......Keith -- April 2018
    "I suggest that an Ultratherm UTH is a must. The Ultratherm needs foam insulation under it, directing the heat upward and into the enclosure. From what I understand, other brands call for air under the UTH, which just allows heat to be lost! The fact that the Ultratherms should have foam insulation under them rather than air also says volumes about their safety. I only know this because Iím still setting up my Vivarium as well."
    I don't think two will work, Because its not a gradient issue its a surface temp issue and they just arent reaching the correct temps.

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    What about replacing one 11 x 17 UTH with an Ultratherm instead of a Fluker's?

    Amazon accepts returns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    What about replacing one 11 x 17 UTH with an Ultratherm instead of a Fluker's?

    Amazon accepts returns.
    It looks like the ultratherm is almost the exact same wattage, and if I downgrade I can fix this tomorrow. if I wait for heaters it will take about a week. the ultratherm says its low wattage density, that sounds like it wouldnt even get as hot as this one. Maybe I am misunderstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliriyanna View Post
    It looks like the ultratherm is almost the exact same wattage, and if I downgrade I can fix this tomorrow. if I wait for heaters it will take about a week. the ultratherm says its low wattage density, that sounds like it wouldnt even get as hot as this one. Maybe I am misunderstanding.
    Ultratherms are the most reliable UTHs in the business. A friend who uses them all the time tells me she's never had an Ultratherm fail.

    I'm thinking that for whatever reason your Fluker's have worn out. It should be no problem at all for a working UTH to get into the low 90s.

    If your room temps are stable, the current 11 x 17s may be sub-par when you switch them back to 20 longs. As you have mentioned, surface temps should definitely be warmer.

    Amazon Prime ships quickly if they have 11 x 17s in stock.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Ultratherms are the most reliable UTHs in the business. A friend who uses them all the time tells me she's never had an Ultratherm fail.

    I'm thinking that for whatever reason your Fluker's have worn out. It should be no problem at all for a working UTH to get into the low 90s.

    If your room temps are stable, the current 11 x 17s may be sub-par when you switch them back to 20 longs. As you have mentioned, surface temps should definitely be warmer.

    Amazon Prime ships quickly if they have 11 x 17s in stock.
    its not that, when I measure the temps of the heat pad directly its all fine. also the heat pads are less than 3 months old.

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    Not perfect but hopefully they will like it 5FA06029-BE68-49CD-A558-5B01DBEDE410.jpg

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    it looks great. good job!

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