Hello to all:
As many people seen my previous post about the Under Tank Heater. I decided to just go ahead and use the adhesive backing. However, realizing my dad likes to choose price over the actual product, he bought the $34 terrarium substrate heater instead of the $18 Undertank heater. Now I'm wondering if that's just another name for the heater since they seem to have to same purpose or if they are in fact different. Since I do have leopard geckos any type of loose particle is definitely out of the question so they are being housed on repti-carpet. My next question is since it is a substrate heater, is the carpet too thin? I am currently unaware of the floor temperature because I've been unable to find a thermometer for the floor. My lizards seem to be actively exploring their new heating arrangement vs. their light. I have discarded the light because due to upgraded tank size the light fixture was unable to fit properly. Also, I changed the entire tank setup except for their defacatorium and was wondering if that could be another reason for activeness not too mention that it's nearly 11pm. Are there any signs to show that the warm side is in fact too warm?