they dont need alot of heat from below defo not nessacery. if u use a bulb and ceramic tiles the tiles should slightly warm up enough, and hold heat for quite a while after lights out.crosby said:Sorry but I wrongly assumed that you had a pre built / flat pack viv already in place.
FYI the heat mat needs to be on the floor not on the side. Leo's need the heat from below to aid digestion.
Have a good search around on this site as there are loads of tips and bits of advice. If you don't find the answers feel free to ask away .
I'd also recomend reading the care sheet on Paulines site. http://www.thegeckospot.com/leocareindex.html