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    And for the flukers light i got a 60watt bulb and i tbink its doing fine. And i think ill try two thermostats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalypsosHeart View Post
    And for the flukers light i got a 60watt bulb and i tbink its doing fine. And i think ill try two thermostats!
    Excellent on 2 separate thermostats!

    Be sure to frequently monitor air and ground temps where Calypso hangs out.

    IF your enclosure is made from wood, the heat mat needs to be inside the enclosure and elevated above the floor to ensure adequate ventilation. If you're not doing that, heat could build up and cause scorching or a potential fire.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-13-2019 at 10:07 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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
    My power strip's cord's plug has 3 prongs.

    I bought a simple adapter from Home Depot to plug the power strip into. Then I plug the power strip into my timer. So it's plug
    heat mat into thermostat -----> plug thermostat into power strip ----->plug power strip into adapter -----> plug adapter into timer -----> plug timer into wall socket

    Here's the adapter.

    PS: Please also read my post 9 from last night.
    Okay ill try to get a thermostat for he light too!

    And when should i keep the heat mat on? Towards the night ir day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalypsosHeart View Post
    Okay ill try to get a thermostat for he light too!

    And when should i keep the heat mat on? Towards the night ir day?
    Keep the heat mat on from 8 AM to 8 PM. As days grow lighter, keep the heat mat on from 7 AM to 8 PM.

    During the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).

    This chart shows important details.
    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C):
    • Warm end ground temperature: 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) underneath a leo's warm dry hide
    • Cool end ground temperature: 70ish-75 F (21.1-23.9 C) Usually the cool end ground temperature matches the room temperature where the enclosure sits.
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the cool end

    Leave the heat mat/UTH on 24/7. If you wish, during the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless ambient room temperatures drop lower than 67ish*F (19.4*C).
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-17-2019 at 01:21 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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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