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    Hi! Yesterday I set up my new Zilla heat mat. I stuck it on and pressed it down as said, but after a while some of the adhesive would no longer stick. It hasn't fallen completely off yet, but I dont want it to. Is there anything I can do to help it stick?

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    I’ve been having the same issue. I really don’t want to go out and buy another since this one works fine. I’ve stuck a flat rock under mine to keep it up but I feel like the rock is absorbing all of the heat. If I figure anything out I’ll be sure to tell you �� I might just have to go buy a new one
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    Thanks! I have been reading things and it seems that electrical tape or foil tape works? Maybe we can try that?
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    Electrical tape! How smart! I used some (well a lot) and it seems to be working so far! Yay!

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    Yay! I will try some tommorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoGirl3 View Post
    Hi! Yesterday I set up my new Zilla heat mat. I stuck it on and pressed it down as said, but after a while some of the adhesive would no longer stick. It hasn't fallen completely off yet, but I dont want it to. Is there anything I can do to help it stick?
    I suggest returning the defective heat mat and getting a new one. There is no reason why one should have to "repair" a new heat mat.
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    If you do use tape, the electrical tape will fail eventually but the foil tape ("Nashua tape") is great! I agree that you should return the heat mat if possible.

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    Agreed on returning it. Make sure the surface under the tank that you stick it to has been thoroughly cleaned and is dry.

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