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    Hi guys, I am new here. I was thinkong of making a wooden vivarium stack as I currently own 3 leopard geckos. I am concerned about the heating mat. Does anyone got any idea or tips at heating the vivarium with a UTH? Keeping it underneath the vivarium I believe it will lose lots of heat since its wood, and if I attach it inside the vivarium located at the bottom it would burn the wood and gecko since there is no air passing. Any suggestions are greatly welcome.

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    Can you cut out a section on the floor of the enclosure and put in a piece of plexiglass? Some of the heat mat brands say not to use with plexi, but if you use a thermostat it will be fine

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    Well what actulaly came up to my mind is to go for heating cable. I cut a groove in the wood where I will be passing the element to prevent from the bottom not being equal. Also with the heat cable in a groove should keep quite a constant heat gradient since wood itself is an insulator. The problem is I have no idea if heat cables need an airflow aswell.

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    You could just raise the bottom of the enclosure 1/4" and there would be adequate ventilation. I really like heat cable and use it a lot.

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