Getting the right temps

Crotalis

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I have a 60w incandescent basking bulb low on the far right (100 degree basking spot). I have a CHE on the far left, situated high in the enclosure; 20" above substrate. (UV lighting is in the middle.) I have a thermostat connected to the CHE, at 82 degrees. But, sometimes it gets to an ambient 100... Suggestions? I also never see my baby leo near the basking spot. (But, I'm also at work most of the day.)

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Tom

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What type of enclosure and what size? Closed chamber? Open tub? Glass tank?
 

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What type of enclosure and what size? Closed chamber? Open tub? Glass tank?
It's a plastic tub. I made a canopy to cover it so I could maintain temps and humidity. The tub is on wheels, and slides out from underneath the canopy.

The odd thing is, when I got home from work, everything was back to normal. (I happened to see the hot temp spike when I stopped home mid-day.) My indoor climate/temp doesn't change more than a few degrees; not enough to warrant the temp increase inside the enclosure. IMG 20180425 191554
 

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I don't know what caused your temp spike, but thats a fantastic enclosure idea.
 

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It's a plastic tub. I made a canopy to cover it so I could maintain temps and humidity. The tub is on wheels, and slides out from underneath the canopy.

The odd thing is, when I got home from work, everything was back to normal. (I happened to see the hot temp spike when I stopped home mid-day.) My indoor climate/temp doesn't change more than a few degrees; not enough to warrant the temp increase inside the enclosure. View attachment 236883

Cool enclosure! Maybe you manually set the temp higher on the thermostat and it reset afterward. Weird?!?!
 
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