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My geckos and my anoles all have live plants in their habitats. Is there anything special I need to do when I start using an UHT?
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If i have a 28 Gallon Tank for my snake Which size UTHP (Under Tank Heating Pad) should i get.
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Can I place your heating pad under my aquarium?
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Can I put the temperature probe directly on my slate rock tile to make sure my leopard geckos' floor does not get too hot?
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Zoo Med Zoo Med Repti-Therm UTH Under Tank Heaters

Under tank heaters designed to heat the ambient air temperature of your terrarium an average of five to 10 degrees (F) warmer than room temperatureSolid state nichrome heating elements with UL/CSA approved power cordsMade in the USA
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Can you use a heayer pad with reptile carpet?

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Sure, why not? The heater pad will be on the other side of the glass bottom. Besides the temps we are talking about are lower than most summer time high temps. Don't worry, it will be fine.
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As long as you are using the appropriate size under tank heater for your tank, yes. I recommend using paper towels as a substrate for your reptile instead, however. Reptile carpets harbor huge amounts of bacteria as they absorb waste. They are difficult to clean and cannot be spot-cleaned. Paper towels are safe to use with an under tank heater, cheap, and easy to replace.
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Dose this go in side your tank?

i was wondering if the hermit crabs would get hurt on this when they dig or if they can go under it and get stuck and die?
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I always used mine underneath without a problem. However, it would be more natural if you mounted it on the side, and the substrate was cooler than the air.
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DO NOT put in tank, put the pad under the tank, and all will be well.
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Can I use a reptile heating pad for my hamster habitat?

I recently moved from a desert to a high mountain area. Its REALLY cold outside and in our home. My Robo hamster has bedding, but he still seems like he's freezing. Burrowing and sleeping more often. My hamster's habitat is a 10 gallon aquarium, could I use a reptile heating pad if i place it under his tank? Will it melt his plastic accessories? Would it be a fire hazard?

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You might want to mount them on the side of the tank. It's not powerful enough to melt his accessories, but the glass might get too hot if he burrows under the substrate.
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Yes, you can use a reptile heating pad for your hamster. Reptile heat pads are not able to reach at such a high level of heat so that the plastic accessories will melt. It will just make the substrate warm and cozy.
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Do i need a uth for one side of the tank or both?

Do i need to get five gallon UTH for a ten gallon or ten gallon UTH for a ten gallon?
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As long as you're reaching the temperature you need, it doesn't really matter. I actually have 2 1-5 gal size UTHs on a single 1.5 gal tank because the temp wasn't getting high enough at night with just one.
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does the Repti-Therm UTH have a thermostat?

does the Repti-Therm UTH have a built in thermostat to make sure it doesn't get to hot? or is there a different heating pad that has one?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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Nope, no thermostat. I don't think any other ones have um.
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No, but you can buy one separately. The Zilla temperature controller works well with my UTHs.
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can you use the under tank heater with the bottom be made of something other then glass.Like a thin piece of composite material

The cage is a screen type cage.
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According to the manufacturer, you must use these only on glass aquariums or terrariums. The exception is that you can use the mini sized one on plastic or composite materials.

Experience: Red Tailed Boa Owner, and I read the packaging and manuals...
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If my room is already recommended climate temperature, do I need a heating pad?

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You shouldn't, as long as a thermometer inside the enclosure reads a good temperature, but it would be a good idea to have one in place in case of unforseen circumstances.
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Can I put this on the side of my afrcain dwarf frog tank?

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No, this shouldn't be used on a tank with water. If you need to raise the water temp then get a heater made for an aquarium.
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do these work well for leos? or do I need to buy a thermostat with it?

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Yes it will work well for leopard Geckos, a thermostat would definitely be a plus to keep the heat from going up and down but it does fine without it
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Whats the dimensions for the mini and largest size?

Looking at purchasing the mini for a hatchling storage tote and am looking at one for my 65 gallon and need to know the dimensions. I don't want it to overhang and cause a fire hazard.
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From their website,
Size: Mini
Dimension: 4" x 5" (10x13cm)
Wattage: 4
Gal Size/Color: 1-5

Size: Small
Dimension: 6" x 8" (15x20cm)
Wattage: 8
Gal Size/Color: 10-20

Size: Medium
Dimension: 8" x 12" (20x30cm)
Wattage: 16
Gal Size/Color: 30-40

Size: Large
Dimension: 8" x 18" (20x45cm)
Wattage: 24
Gal Size/Color: 50-60
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Can I use this for a 5 gallon fish tank?

There is about 2-3 inches of rocks on the bottom of the tank...the tank itself is sitting on a wooden cabinet
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If the fish tank is going to be used to house fish the answer is no. These can't be used with water. Get yourself an aquarium heater rated for a 5 gallon tank. If the tank is going to house something else that doesn't live in water the answer is most likely yes, depending on several factors. But with 2-3" of rocks I wouldn't put it on the bottom since the heat would get trapped under the rock so I would put in on the back or a side.
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Can i put this heater under a plastic cage habitat? How big is the mini heat pad?

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Heating pad

I was wondering what Side I should put the pad for my leopard geckos terrarium the cave side or the other side
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Which size heat pad for a 20L with 4 leos?

I am getting a breeding group of 4 mack snow leopard geckos. I have a 20 long that they will be housed in. Which size heat mat should I get.
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Can I place your heating pad under my aquarium?

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Can you give me the dimensions of the medium, and large heating pads, in inches?

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If i have a 28 Gallon Tank for my snake Which size UTHP (Under Tank Heating Pad) should i get.

The tank is a 28 gallon long
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My geckos and my anoles all have live plants in their habitats. Is there anything special I need to do when I start using an UHT?

Poppa the bahamian anole is in a 20 long glass tank. 30x12x18"
Betty and Bert the geckos are in a 30 long glass tank.30x12x13"
Sammy (Slim Sam) the green anole is in a 17x11x13 amphibian habitat (glass + screens)
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