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    I have a false chameleon in an 18x18x36 Exo Terra tank. I am using the Arcadia shadedweller for UVB, but I need a good basking/heat light as he is diurnal, and spends a lot of time at the top of the tank. I have a Zoo Med mini dome. What would you suggest?
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    I use the little round xenon puck lights that you can get in home improvement stores.

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    Do those give off enough heat for a 36" high tank? Or at least a good gradient?
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    If the gecko goes up to the top of the enclosure it will get a good amount of heat. Lower down there should be less, so I think the gradient is good. There probably won't be much affect at the bottom of a 36" enclosure.

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    Stock up with a 3-pack of halogen pucks. Halogen produces more heat. If not already, these pucks are quickly becoming dinosaurs. After a while they wear out due to ~12/24 hours of daily use. In the meantime (years) they are great.

    Low wattage replacement bulbs (20 watt 12 volt G4 pin base -- Westinghouse brand bulbs) are still sold @ Ace.

    I've used halogen pucks for my Phelsuma barbouri for years.

    If you find them, dim them down just a bit when in use by a rheostat. I've heard the bulbs last longer then.

    Here's a reliable ~$4 rheostat Home Depot sells.
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