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Heat and Tile As Substrate for Leopard Geckos

Discussion in 'Heating' started by mrssmith, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. mrssmith

    mrssmith New Member

    Hello, I"m new here so I apologize in advance if this has already been addressed (I did look around but did not find the answers I was looking for) I currently have 4 leopard geckos (3 female and 1 male) each in their own 10 gallon tank. After doing much reading I decided on tile as the best option for substrate and purchased 10"x20" tiles that fit perfectly in the tanks. The trouble that I am having is with the heating. I'm using UTH's on thermostats, with zoomed thermometers but in order to get the moist hide warm enough (anything past 84 degrees) the tile in the "cooler" area of the tank is registering into the 100's!! (much too hot!) Has anyone else had this issue? Is there a way to correct this?? What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks in advance for all the help!
  2. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, are the thermometers analogue or digital?
  3. mrssmith

    mrssmith New Member

    The thermostats are digital, they are the probe ones and they are laying on top of the tile, and on top of the moist coconut fiber that is in the moist hide box.

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