Thats it a flat exo terra .........I have raised the room temperature to 21c and i have wrapped some tin foil around a piece of card and placed it under the viv :lol: , i have also placed a towel on top of the lid :wink:Deano said:From the size, it sounds like you have a large, flat exo terra, or a contico.
I've got an exo terra, I found it tricky to raise the ambient with all the vetilation the lids give.
Try raising the room temp for a start - 18c is low, so if you can get to low 20's, good start.
Insulate the bottom of the mat - a dinner place mate will fit nicely under an exo terra, to direct more heat into the tank.
Covering the lid with a towel, with shelf directly above will help keep the heat in. Don't be tempted to crank the mat temp up too high to heat the air - control the substrate temp with the stat.
Its at a constant temp of 82 degrees f now, if anything the tin foil has helped the heating processcarl24bpool said:If youre still struggling you may want to try removing the tin foil as to be honest I think this will reduce the efficiency of the mat since it will work as a conductor and take heat away from the viv into what ever your viv is on.
Youre better of with something that doesnt conduct heat but insulates it. Like something plastic or polystyrene, or just a place mat as mentioned will work well.
Tin foil will only redirect infrared heat which can be reflected like light.