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is it safe to have a heat mat under lino? i am removing the sand out of my leos tank today, and am just making sure its gunna be safe the heat mat is on a stat.
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Try it out the outside of the tank.
If that doesnt let enough heat through then under the lino is fine BUT it will deffinately need to be statted.
If found that a mat put under the tank with a layer of glass and a layer of lino between it and my leo will average out at a max temp of 31C, which is perfect, so under just lino it would get way hotter and deffinately need a stat.
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as long as it's statted it'll be fine. The temperature needed for leos is warm rather that 'hot', so there's no issue of the lino burning or melting.
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is it safe to have a heat mat under lino? i am removing the sand out of my leos tank today, and am just making sure its gunna be safe the heat mat is on a stat.
yes the lino will be fine with a statted heatmat ~ one tip though with lino etc try heating it outside of the viv for a while either on a radiator or on the heatmat to give it a chance to get rid of any fumes etc
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Try it out the outside of the tank.
If that doesnt let enough heat through then under the lino is fine BUT it will deffinately need to be statted.
If found that a mat put under the tank with a layer of glass and a layer of lino between it and my leo will average out at a max temp of 31C, which is perfect, so under just lino it would get way hotter and deffinately need a stat.
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If you have a glass tank then this information is almost correct. With a glass tank the heatmat does go outside, underneath, but with a stat it should not overheat. A small air space should be left between the tank and the "table" to allow air flow. However if you have wooden viv then the heatmat always goes inside.
As SleepyD says you should heat the lino for a few days to allow any fumes given off to go. I use lino in most of my Leo vivs now and it is great. Try and get one with a textured surface to stop you Leos skating tho .
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thanks for the quick reply, i will keep it on the radiator till tomorrow then put it in the viv. when they are on sand it stinks in there tank. i pick up poo everyday but it still stinks so lino should be so much better for that and now they will have no risk of impaction. thanks again
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when they are on sand it stinks in there tank. i pick up poo everyday but it still stinks
reason being that though you pick up the solids everyday there's still an amount of liquid passed and this sinks into the sand and you eventually get a bacterial build-up
good luck with the lino.... one tip put a square of kitchen paper in their poop corner
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