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Old 11-11-2018, 10:35 AM   #1
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Maintaining temperatures at night when lights are off

To keep this simple iv got a Russian tortoise had him overnight now this morning I noticed his tank temp was round 60 ... ideal is 68-80 with a hot spot that can hit upto 100 iv done done this with lights on but at night lights off my temperature drops so how do I maintain of 70 for him at night with no heat lamps

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Russians can handle a drop in temp overnight, 60 is fine but you don't want it lower than that. You can use ceramic heat emitters to provide warmth without light. You may need to play around with distance from the tank so that you're not warming it too much. Around 70 would be ideal.
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Ok thanks I will do periodic checks through this night to see how low itís rlly getting since Iíll be up anyways also Iím still playing with distance my challenge with lights on is my huge tank size of 110 gallon iv posted it in photography & showoff with turtle and other posts gettin it ready for turtle
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Maintaining temperatures at night when lights are off

I donít know if still the case but used to be able to get mat heaters that sit under tank (like home brew kit heaters).
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Probably it was Zoo-Med - I have seen those style heating mats at the store recently, they come in different sizes too.
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