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    I'm ungraded my Leos tank to a 40 gallon breeder (36 x 18 x 17).

    I'm wondering what size uth and what watt heat emitter I should use.

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    @kholtme has the same size tank and he uses heat cable to heat his up. For CHE I would probably go with a 150 watt.

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    This is an example of how Kyle did the heat cable on his.

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    Yep. I went further than half the tank with heat but you could avoid that by leaving part of the heat cable out from under. I also use a 150 watt Che but I suggest getting a lamp dimmer too. I had a 11 x 17 mat and it didn't seem to be enough.
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    kholtme/Kyle used 39 feet of heat cable in the picture Jess just shared.
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    I ordered the 11" x 17" uth for now. My room gets really hot so I'm going to hold off on the che for now. I'll keep an eye on it and ad it if I need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number1Sticky View Post
    I ordered the 11" x 17" uth for now. My room gets really hot so I'm going to hold off on the che for now. I'll keep an eye on it and ad it if I need to.
    Hope that works out for you.
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    no worries, i used a 11 x 17 uth for a while, just didnt feel like it was enough so i got some heat cable. It will get the job done
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    Also just to add, @hmaire186 uses a longer heat mat, not sure of the size, but her heat mat runs half the tank from left to right. I wanna say 11x36 because her tank is the size of 40 gallon without it being as tall. She has had good luck with it. Its a different set up than most peoples being hot side on left or right and vise versa. She uses a hot side in the back and cooler side up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kholtme View Post
    no worries, i used a 11 x 17 uth for a while, just didnt feel like it was enough so i got some heat cable. It will get the job done
    I decided to go with that size because the next size up would have only left my babies with 7" of non heated and mine seem to like the "cold" side better.

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    I was also wondering if I could put the uth right into my tank? I only use slate tile on the bottom. On their website it says inside or outside the tank but I was just wondering what others opinions are on this .

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