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    Default Need a better heat bulb for Gold Dust Day Gecko!


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    Hello everyone,
    I currently have two different bulbs in use inside my exo terra 12x12x18. I am using a 13 watt exo terra 5.0 uvb bulb that I plan on replacing with a reptisun 5.0 13 watt, and I have a zoo med daylight blue 40 watt for heat. That heat bulb keeps the basking spot in the high 90's to low 100's (which may be excessive, but my gecko is almost always there) but it doesn't seem to provide enough of a gradient or ambient heat and I think that is keeping my gecko from moving around as much as he would normally. Although it keeps the basking spot hot the rest of the cage remains in the low 80's in the upper middle and the 70's in the rest. I want to up those temps but not the temp of the basking spot. Can I use a house incandescent bulb maybe, and if so what wattage? Do you guys reccomend any other bulbs?

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    How about an infrared light?

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    Does that work for day time as well?
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    You could keep it on during the day to provide heat.

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    We had a savannah monitor lizard in the past that really appeared to enjoy infrared bulbs. We had a infrared bulb aside from UVB and halogen bulbs. He would lay closer to the infrared and would hold his head high underneath it. Before we added the infrared, he would just flatten himself out. Interesting to watch. If you decide to try it out(make sure you have plenty of white lighting next to it), let us know how he responds to it.

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