Under tank heater super slow to heat tank

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  1. Dr_B

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    Hey all, so i got the zoo med under tank heater for my dart frog tank as my basement sits at 18 if im lucky. I put the pad on with a thermastat and its been 6 hours with the temp only raising 2 degrees. I have about 4 inches of substrate so im wondering if its possibly because it has to push the heat through so much dirt and should i move it to the side that has very little foam? Any help would be appreciated, trying to get this tank as close to perfect as I can.
     
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    I would suggest you be a bit more patient with it. Give it some time to get through the substrate.

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    As an update its been 48 hours and it cant even keep it at 20 degrees.
     

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