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  1. Keep the heat mat on from 8 AM to 8 PM. As days...

    Keep the heat mat on from 8 AM to 8 PM. As days grow lighter, keep the heat mat on from 7 AM to 8 PM.

    During the night turn off overhead lighting/heating (~12 hours on and ~12 hours off) unless...
  2. Excellent on 2 separate thermostats! Be sure...

    Excellent on 2 separate thermostats!

    Be sure to frequently monitor air and ground temps where Calypso hangs out.

    IF your enclosure is made from wood, the heat mat needs to be inside the...
  3. My power strip's cord's plug has 3 prongs. I...

    My power strip's cord's plug has 3 prongs.

    I bought a simple adapter from Home Depot to plug the power strip into. Then I plug the power strip into my timer. So it's plug

    heat mat into...
  4. I understand that the 6 x 8 inch heat mat...

    I understand that the 6 x 8 inch heat mat produces inadequate heat in your situation.

    The Fluker's 100 watt ceramic heat emitter bulb you picture might kill your leopard gecko! When used above a...
  5. Good! Are you keeping the heat pad on for...

    Good!

    Are you keeping the heat pad on for about 12 hours each day?

    Please check post 4. I was editing as you posted.
  6. Your enclosure is similar to a 10 gallon: 20 x...

    Your enclosure is similar to a 10 gallon: 20 x 10.5 x 12 inches tall.

    Please help me understand your heating situation.

    Is your enclosure glass?
    Is there some reason you don't want a...
  7. You are correct! :) Any colored bulbs disturb a...

    You are correct! :) Any colored bulbs disturb a leo's natural rhythms.

    Please share:

    3 dimensions of your enclosure
    size of heat mat

    It's difficult to share proper advice without those...
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