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    Hey, guys!

    I ended up jumping in a little head first in getting some leos and I need a little help!

    I have some under tank heaters that I believed had thermostats or rheostats built in. Unfortunately, neither of them did. Well, when checking the temperature it's on the high side reaching mid to upper 90's which I know is NOT good. These babies are young as well. I have some thermostats on the way, but won't be here until the beginning of next week. Will they be okay with the extra heat for a few days or is this something that needs to be addressed IMMEDIATELY? If it does need to be addressed, do you all have any ideas or suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    If it's too hot, they will probably move out of the heat. Otherwise, if you layer some things on top of the hot side, like tiles (but make sure not to stack in such a way that they can fall over on the gecko), it will make more space between the heater and the surface and will probably cool things down.

    Aliza

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    If it's too hot, they will probably move out of the heat. Otherwise, if you layer some things on top of the hot side, like tiles (but make sure not to stack in such a way that they can fall over on the gecko), it will make more space between the heater and the surface and will probably cool things down.

    Aliza
    Hey, there!

    Thanks so much for the help. I ended up putting some cardboard in between the substrate (tile in one, reptile carpet in the other) and the bottom of the enclosure. It's still a a little hot in one small spot at around 95 on the tile right around the center of the pad, but the rest of the hot side is holding steady at 80-90. I'm going to keep a strong watch on it throughout the day to make sure the heat doesn't build like it did before.

    As far as their behavior goes, I don't expect them to leave their hides very often, especially as young and new as they are so it's hard to say if they got uncomfortable, but it's no problem to monitor them and the heat. In fact, it's quite enjoyable!

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