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    I was wondering my cool side temp is always at about 68 69 and i was thinking about installing a light, the temp it would be set on would be about 75 also would she benifeit from UVB and UVA, I would also have it set on a timer so it goes off at night, I already have a UTH so this would not be
    my only heat source, would it make her a little more active?

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    You could certainly try it! I do think 68-69 is fine, but it's up to you.

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    Are you currently leaving your UTH on 24/7?

    Please refresh my memory:
    What size enclosure?
    What size heat mat?
    What day and night temps is the room where the enclosure sits.
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    Geecko123,

    I wish I could tell you it’s safe, but I’m not sure and certainly don’t want anything to happen to your Leo. Do provide UVA with a low watt bulb for a photoperiod as recommended in Elizabeth’s carrsheet.

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    my tank is a 20 gal long I have a zoo med heat mat that covers half the enclosure hooked up to a jumpstart thermostat, my warm side is always at 90 to 91 the room it is in is around 68, I have an expanding foam background and I am knd off worried about her climbing up and getting to close, could I just use a 25 watt heat mat and make sure the temp is less than 80 in the spot closest to the lamp. I would leave it on so she could still get UVB and UVA it would be set on 80 and it would turn off at night.
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    could I just use a 25 watt heat mat and make sure the temp is less than 80 in the spot closest to the lamp. I would leave it on so she could still get UVB and UVA it would be set on 80 and it would turn off at night.

    I’m not sure what you meant by this? The regular bulbs only emit UVA. Perhaps that’s what you meant? If you connect it to a thermostat, it will turn off and on and be very unnatural.

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    here is the bulb I am looking at.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JSPEQ8..._t1_B005KQ4MLW
    I will have it hooked up to a timer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    here is the bulb I am looking at.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JSPEQ8..._t1_B005KQ4MLW
    I will have it hooked up to a timer.
    I'd not recommend that bulb. It would be disruptive to a leo's crepuscular habits.

    Overhead heating requires a separate thermostat since air and ground temps are set differently. Look into a Ceramic Heat Emitter to warm the air some. I've had poor luck with Exo Terra CHEs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I'd not recommend that bulb. It would be disruptive to a leo's crepuscular habits.

    Overhead heating requires a separate thermostat since air and ground temps are set differently. Look into a Ceramic Heat Emitter to warm the air some. I've had poor luck with Exo Terra CHEs.
    It’s on your caresheet, just not that specific bulb.

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    A photoperiod is all about mimicking lighting (& heating) a particular reptile would experience in its natural environment. Short of having an expensive computer-controlled system that tweaks the lighting second by second, well minute by minute anyway, we can only approximate this goal.

    Place a low wattage bulb (15 watt standard incandescent bulb) dimmed to half power inside a 5.5 inch diameter dome fixture in the center of the screen top and right next to the CHE. Buy the dome with an inline dimmer or a separate Lutron dimmer. Then connect it to a timer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    here is the bulb I am looking at.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JSPEQ8..._t1_B005KQ4MLW
    I will have it hooked up to a timer.
    That may be too intense in that enclosure. If your room temperature fluctuates a great deal, it’s not safe. These bulbs only provide UVA just so that there’s no confusion.
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