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Old 24-11-2012, 06:06 PM
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I've just put some vinyl on the flooring of my viv for my leo and am slightly confused. She was previously on kitchen roll and my thermometer seemed to measure the temps a-ok on that never going higher than 33*c, since putting the vinyl down, the thermometer has been reading temps alot higher than with kitchen roll?
The vinyl is about 0.3/0.4mm, and is thicker than the kitchen roll.
Anyone have any ideas?

Although I may switch it back to kitchen roll as she can't seem to get her grip on the flooring even though its quite rough
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Old 24-11-2012, 07:23 PM
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I've just put some vinyl on the flooring of my viv for my leo and am slightly confused. She was previously on kitchen roll and my thermometer seemed to measure the temps a-ok on that never going higher than 33*c, since putting the vinyl down, the thermometer has been reading temps alot higher than with kitchen roll?
The vinyl is about 0.3/0.4mm, and is thicker than the kitchen roll.
Anyone have any ideas?

Although I may switch it back to kitchen roll as she can't seem to get her grip on the flooring even though its quite rough
Where's the stat probe now?
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Old 24-11-2012, 07:30 PM
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Stat probe is under substrate. Therm probe on basking spot/area.
Stat is set to 33*c and has flicked it self off currently, but the therm probe is reading higher?
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Stat probe is under substrate. Therm probe on basking spot/area.
Stat is set to 33*c and has flicked it self off currently, but the therm probe is reading higher?
Thermostat temperature dials aren't all that accurate, if you have a good thermometer (digital) judge it from that. If you need to, reduce the temperature on the stat until it reaches a level you're happy with on the thermometer.
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