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Old 22-02-2013, 04:23 PM
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If its exo-terra buy the appropriate size canopy and pop in a 25w repti glo bulb. Ceramic heater setup is just plain over kill.

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Old 22-02-2013, 04:49 PM
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Well I'm aware it's overkill but my house does get quite chilly when the heating is off during the day. Do the repti glo uv bulbs give off heat?
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Old 22-02-2013, 11:29 PM
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Repti glow can get fairly hot, more wattage more heat. As for red incandescent bulbs, some nocturnal geckos are very sensitive to color even at low light levels, something in the range of 350x our sensitivity. However i can not say that this is the case for crested geckos, because the study did not involve them. But i assume its fair to say that they do probably see colors including red, which may make sense being that they are fruit eaters. however, this red light i double will disturb his day and night cycle. If it does concern you, a low wattage Ceramic (on a thermostat) would be the solution.
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