quick update boys and girls,
have now measured the actual temps and they come out on average as 31 celcius ambient at the cool end and about 43 celcuis at the basking spot with an ambient temp of around 37 celcius at the hot end the ambient temps were taken at the furthest points from the heat source at each end at ground level (if that makes sense). but it has taken all day to reach that temp. so i guess a more powerfull lamp is needed. as ive said its a 4x2x2 foot or about 120 gal viv
but this still fells a little cold, especially for a desert animal. the reptisun 10% uv arrived a minuite ago, but i bought one that was too long.
my original set up would have been ideal for a snake apparently. probably would have been cheeper to get one of those instead