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  • If you have a wooden tank don't put the heat mat on the side as heat does not transfer through wood, if it's glass then that will be better.When it comes to heat mats though your best option will be on the bottom of the tank, if glass place it on the outside under the tank on one side, if wooden it will need to be on the inside of the tank and tucked under the substrate whether it's reptile carpet/tiles etc.Just be sure to monitor the temperatures within the tank, i'd recommend a heat gun (basically a handheld laser pointer with a heat sensor on it). This will be more accurate than the small colourful thermometers you find at pet stores because you'll need to measure the ground temp rather than air.Hope this helps!

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