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Old 17-02-2015, 06:25 PM
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Just setup my viv for my awaiting gecko, every temp is fine but ambient is 22c & Cold is 21.5c, hot is 31-33c, middle 26c. Heat mat on mat stat, probe on mat set at 31c, any help appreciated!
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Old 17-02-2015, 06:44 PM
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Also my humidity in the middle is 48-50%, is this okay? So much debate online, I need a set in stone answer, but no that's a hard one lol
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Old 17-02-2015, 11:08 PM
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Everything is fine, ambient temps on the hot side could do with being increased but with a mat that will only be possible by an other means. Although saying that many, myself included, have kept leopard geckos on mats with roughly the same ambient and had no problems. I do think that CHEs are better than mats but not everyone thinks the same. These give better ambient temps and allow for a range of different surface temperatures. If you are keeping the mat on 24/7 you might find the ambient temperature will rise slightly. Also using slate as a substrate or placing a large rock on the mat will probably raise the ambient temp.

Things are fine as they are but if you want to make a change or two that is your choice.



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Old 17-02-2015, 11:11 PM
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Great thanks, great info , the stat keeps switching off, and the temps are below what I've set the stat too, strange.
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Old 18-02-2015, 12:24 AM
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Update**** temperatures aren't being met, keeps switching off, set @ 31c but when check surface ground temp it's cold 80.5f, my probe is under substrate on mat. Help please.
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Old 18-02-2015, 01:23 AM
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Thermostat dials are notorious for being wrongly set. Play about with the thermostat until it switches off at the desired temperature. It may also help if the probes were on top of the thermostat. Some people prefer on top some below.



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Old 18-02-2015, 01:32 AM
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Just put paper towel down instead & let everything heat back up with the doors open, fingers crossed & thank you.
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