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    Quote Originally Posted by Creek86 View Post
    No, I have a new Zoo Med 12x18 I think is the size.
    I'm sorry. Zoo Med's heat mats are really inadequate. Very recently Zoo Med's customer service even told me that Zoo Med heat mats are designed to heat only to 80*F!

    Please purchase two 11 x 17 Ultratherm heat mats + an Inkbird thermostat. Half the ground should be heated. Inkbird has a thermostat model that accepts 2 heat mats when both are set to the same temp. Reptile Basics sells Ultratherms for $22 each. When you also place a styrofoam sheet underneath your Ultratherms, you'll get maximum heat.

    ***** Ultratherms ***** (high quality) are reusable. Snugly attach the heat mat underneath a glass enclosure with double-sided heat safe tape (or tape rolls) down the center and with electrically safe Nashua tape around the edges. When you purchase supplies directly from Amazon, you'll be able to return even electrical products if they do not meet your gecko's needs. Amazon Prime also provides free return shipping. Reptile Basics (336-308-5767) ----> 11 x 11 Ultratherms = $20, 11 x 17 Ultratherms = $22. The Bean Farm (877-708-5882) sells Ultratherm UTHs in 11 different sizes.

    Using Styrofoam Insulation Underneath an Ultratherm Heat Mat . . . . . . Keith -- April 2018
    "I suggest that an Ultratherm UTH is a must. The Ultratherm needs (styro)foam insulation under it, directing the heat upward and into the enclosure. From what I understand, other brands call for air under the UTH, which just allows heat to be lost! The fact that the Ultratherms should have foam insulation under them rather than air also says volumes about their safety. I only know this because I’m still setting up my Vivarium as well."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I'm sorry. Zoo Med's heat mats are really inadequate. Very recently Zoo Med's customer service even told me that Zoo Med heat mats are designed to heat only to 80*F!

    Please purchase two 11 x 17 Ultratherm heat mats + an Inkbird thermostat. Half the ground should be heated. Inkbird has a thermostat model that accepts 2 heat mats when both are set to the same temp. Reptile Basics sells Ultratherms for $22 each. When you also place a styrofoam sheet underneath your Ultratherms, you'll get maximum heat.
    I am looking into getting these heat pads, but, the sizes dont seem to work out. My enclosure is 18x36. 2 11x17 heaters will cover 22" wide and will be be close to 2/3 of the enclosure to be heated. I have always seen that it should be 1/2 the enclosure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creek86 View Post
    I am looking into getting these heat pads, but, the sizes dont seem to work out. My enclosure is 18x36. 2 11x17 heaters will cover 22" wide and will be be close to 2/3 of the enclosure to be heated. I have always seen that it should be 1/2 the enclosure.
    I realize that two 11 x 17s will cover 22/36 inches. The 14 x 18 inches that remains is quite adequate for a cool area.

    If you're set on half, you could configure Ultratherm heat cables to those dimensions.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-15-2020 at 09:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I realize that two 11 x 17s will cover 22/36 inches. The 14 x 18 inches that remains is quite adequate for a cool area.

    If you're set on half. you could configure Ultratherm heat cables to those dimensions.
    Ok. I just didnt want too much warm area. Thanks for the help!
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