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    I'm new to the forum and somewhat new to keeping Leopard Geckos. Have had one for almost 5 months now. I am upgrading the terrarium. I'm sure this has addressed before and and I did some searching. Im sorry if this there are other threads about this. I have a new larger terrarium and an wanting to put tile as the floor inside the terrarium. Will a UTH heat through the glass and the tile to hit the low 90s in the warm hide? Thanks for the help.

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    Yes natural stone tile and ceramic tile are great at conducting heat and retaining heat so the UTH doesnt have to be on as often.
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    The UTH should be on all the time (unless the thermostat turns it off), but I also find tile to be a great substrate and no problem with the heating.

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    I was just concerned it wouldnt heat the tile through the glass. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creek86 View Post
    I'm new to the forum and somewhat new to keeping Leopard Geckos. Have had one for almost 5 months now. I am upgrading the terrarium. I'm sure this has addressed before and and I did some searching. Im sorry if this there are other threads about this. I have a new larger terrarium and an wanting to put tile as the floor inside the terrarium. Will a UTH heat through the glass and the tile to hit the low 90s in the warm hide? Thanks for the help.
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! What size is your new enclosure? Slate is a superior substrate. However, it's porous and should be sealed with a water-base, low VOC sealant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited! What size is your new enclosure? Slate is a superior substrate. However, it's porous and should be sealed with a water-base, low VOC sealant.

    Thanks for the welcome. I have an 18x36 enclosure. It isnt true slate, its porcelain tile that looks like slate, if that makes any difference.

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    Thanks for the welcome. I have an 18x36 enclosure. It isnt true slate, its porcelain tile that looks like slate, if that makes any difference.

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    Make sure to use a textured porcelain tile so that it isn't too slippery for your gecko. I use a textured porcelain tile myself and find it works great for many reasons. The UTH works great with the tiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creek86 View Post
    Thanks for the welcome. I have an 18x36 enclosure. It isnt true slate, its porcelain tile that looks like slate, if that makes any difference.
    You're welcome.

    Are you looking for heat mat recommendations?
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    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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    No, I have a new Zoo Med 12x18 I think is the size.

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