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    I also went around and covered it with some reflectix bubble insulated pad to trap in extra heat, there’s a hole cut in the center for one of the cords to exit out of.
    Did you place reflectix bubble insulated pad/wrap just on top of both heat mats or actually wrap the heat mats with reflectix (like placing the heat mats in an envelope)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Did you place reflectix bubble insulated pad/wrap just on top of both heat mats or actually wrap the heat mats with reflectix (like placing the heat mats in an envelope)?
    I taped the mats directly to the bare glass and then put a layer of the bubble pad on top, they aren't wrapped.
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    @Elizabeth Freer the heat mats drooped in the center, not what I was wanting even though I thought the tape would prevent that. I might have to pull the tank off the stand, not an easy job either, but if I have to do it then I will. When they droop, the gecko isn't getting the maximum of heat exposure, and the gauges are reading lower than what I would like.

    Any thoughts?
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    40 Gallon "36x18x16" enclosure with a female Eublepharis Macularius (Leopard Gecko)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanatic View Post
    @Elizabeth Freer the heat mats drooped in the center, not what I was wanting even though I thought the tape would prevent that. I might have to pull the tank off the stand, not an easy job either, but if I have to do it then I will. When they droop, the gecko isn't getting the maximum of heat exposure, and the gauges are reading lower than what I would like.

    Any thoughts?
    As you mention, you'll need to flip the tank over and add tape rolls made from Nashua electrical tape under the surface of both Ultratherms. You may also need a big Nashua tape X over the top of the each mat to hold both heat mats snugly against the glass.

    Make tape rolls with Nashua electrical tape. Stick these rolls over the entire surface of both heat mats.
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    ===> 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    As you mention, you'll need to flip the tank over and add tape rolls made from Nashua electrical tape under the surface of both Ultratherms. You may also need a big Nashua tape X over the top of the each mat to hold both heat mats snugly against the glass.

    Make tape rolls with Nashua electrical tape. Stick these rolls over the entire surface of both heat mats.
    How am I going to do that with all the substrate and decorations, take it all out again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanatic View Post
    How am I going to do that with all the substrate and decorations, take it all out again?
    I'm sorry.

    I think that may be the best way to get the snuggest fit possible.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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