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    I know the gecko ranch used

    http://www.homedepot.com/Lighting-Fa...&storeId=10051

    the Hampton Bay 6-Light Black Under-Cabinet Xenon Puck Light Kit

    to give a spot light of heat with her gargs and other geckos. They do put out some heat and are so low profile and small.
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    Thanks MP and rhatfield
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    I've also noticed that my chahoua tend to hang out by the lights (fluorescent for the plants), and may end up going with a full on heat lamp for the females. I agree though you really gotta keep on top of the humidity if you warm them up. Silly tricky species, why can't they be easy like cresteds? lol

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    Interesting! I would have never figured this out since all of my tanks are initially built with the plant life in mind. Consequently all my tanks have a heat light source and lighting conducive to plant growth. I do have the humidity higher than most but it compensates for the heat generated by the lamps so there really isn't a much higher humidity than other tanks. I do have the bug bowl under the heat lamp in my chewie tank and I tell you what, I've seen cars that are less predetory than this guy. He perches above them and pounces. Over and over again. So funny to watch! Thanks for the suggestions Mike!


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    Thank you for this thread. It has been really helpful and is something I will try as well.
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    I have mine seem to like basking under the 40 watt that I keep other their cage.

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    So you guys are recommending heat+UVB even in summer? I have my new exo in a sunroom corner so it will get indirect sun. Still need lights or will I cook everything?

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    Leaving a tank in the sun can seriously heat it up past safe levels... be careful, and be sure to check your temps throughout the day if you keep it anywhere the sun hits. UVB won't penetrate through glass, although the plants may appreciate it. Providing a heat gradient is best achieved with a bulb in a small basking spot, as the suns rays can end up heating the entire tank. As long as you are monitoring temps, you should be good.
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    what about a heat pad under the tank? i currently have a my month old chewie in a 10g tank and was thinking about putting a heating pad under it. i use paper towels as substrate so i think would go through without a problem. what do you guys think?

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    I would not, heating pads can easily over heat. heat rises and all that. I think a small heat source at the top in one corner is the way to go.
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