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    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    The Jump start thermostat seems to be fluctuating quite a bit with the new heat pad. I have it set to 90 degrees but according to the probe the heat mat goes on for another 4-6 degrees after the thermostat says it has turned off the heat. Then the temperature goes down to 86 once the heat pad finally begins to cool down. I just ordered a new thermostat to see if that will solve the fluctuating heat but I'll post pictures of Asia 2 weeks later no problem .
    Did you order a new Jump Start?

    How much did the Jump Start fluctuate with your Zoo Med 8 x 12 inch heat mat? If the Jump Start worked well with the 8 x 12, it should work similarly with your new heat mat. I suggest phoning Jump Start's customer service to see what they say.

    How long have you been using the Jump Start? I don't think mine varies that much.
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    I got the i power thermostat. I’ve had the thermostat for at least a year and a half. Before I left I saw that the thermostat turned back on once it was under 90 degrees so maybe it just needed to get used to the new heat pad? I’m also thinking that the fact that the heat pad has a dimmer attached might have something to do with it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    I got the i power thermostat. I’ve had the thermostat for at least a year and a half. Before I left I saw that the thermostat turned back on once it was under 90 degrees so maybe it just needed to get used to the new heat pad? I’m also thinking that the fact that the heat pad has a dimmer attached might have something to do with it as well.
    I've used the same Jump Start for 7+ years.

    I don't recommend plugging the dimmer into the same thermostat. Ground temps are different than air temps.

    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) inside a leo's warm dry hide and his moist hide too!
    • 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 (10 cm) above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches (10 cm) 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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I've used the same Jump Start for 7+ years.

    I don't recommend plugging the dimmer into the same thermostat. Ground temps are different than air temps.
    The dimmer is attached to the heat pad, I can’t take it off. Idk what they seek to accomplish with a dimmer as that can’t do anything to control the heat pad except for over heat the reptile slower than one without a dimmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    The dimmer is attached to the heat pad, I can’t take it off. Idk what they seek to accomplish with a dimmer as that can’t do anything to control the heat pad except for over heat the reptile slower than one without a dimmer.
    I understand now. Keep the dimmer setting at maximum heat. Let your thermostat control the heat mat. Dimmers/rheostats won't turn off the heat source when temps exceed the preset temperature. Thermostats are much safer.
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    i have ipower and vivosun thermostats and they usually turn off right at temp but then it creeps a few degrees but then cools off an once its below set temp it kicks on again.. so i set it for 91, it'll turn off but hit 93 then cool to 90 an turn on again but usually hits 89 before it starts climbing again.. which to my understanding is just fine. i do however have 2 proportional Herpstat thermostats an they just keep it at set temp..
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    From those /\ first 2 videos you shared on 2 Dec 2019, I see improvement.

    Based upon these current videos, (Asia) Mae's legs seem to be getting stronger. It seems like not only her name has changed.

    Please continue Mae's current Zoo Med supplement plan for at least another 2 weeks. Then we'll reevaluate whether to drop back to Schedule 126.
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    Mae was "sleep basking" under the light all day today. I can't wait to try UVB with her again but the correct way. Will I have to wait bit longer after she recovers before I can try the 10.0 compact bulb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    Mae was "sleep basking" under the light all day today. I can't wait to try UVB with her again but the correct way. Will I have to wait bit longer after she recovers before I can try the 10.0 compact bulb?
    I can't see why you couldn't start to use the compact 10.0 bulb now.

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