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    I've had my guy for about 8 years now. For that time I have used a 150 watt red spot bulb, it's worked nicely. In the summer I might drop down to a 100 watt and I have it on an adjustable lamp stand. I have a flat rock under the lamp so he can chillax on that if he wants. The cool end is a little too cool in winter, but he's in a 30 gallon breeder so there's lots of zones to choose from. Recently upgraded my BP to a pvc cage so the hand me downs are getting bumped (corn snake got the BP's old tank, Dexter, the LG is getting the corns old tank and I can finally give my cousin back her tank). His new tank will be a 40 gallon breeder (same footprint, just taller). I was all set to put his UTH (connected to a thermostat) on the "warm end" but then had the thought that maybe I should put it on the "cool" end to keep that warm enough and keep up with an over head heat source on the warm end (actually swapping to CHE as I have been having trouble getting my red bulbs).

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    Overheating is a much greater danger than being too cool. I would Keep the probe on the warm end, and spot check the temps on the cool end, adjusting as needed.
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