Hey everyone, I'm new to the site. I've owned many reptiles over the years, mostly lizards, and a Jungle Carpet Python. I'm considering getting an Amazon Tree Boa, and I'm in the process of designing and building a custom enclosure. My plans are to make it 32"W x 20"D x 48"H. From what I've read, that should be substantial for an ATB. (The enclosure will be made of sealed wood with multiple hinged glass doors and a heavy screen cover.) My question is, what would be a better overhead heat source, heat lights or ceramic heat emitters? I plan on building a hood to cover the entire enclosure and to hold all the lighting and controls. The lights or emitters would be elevated above the screen cover to keep the ATB from coming in contact with anything. Does anyone have ideas on what I should use for heat? Lighting will not be a problem, as I am installing fluorescent lighting, so I was leaning toward the ceramic emitters to supply heat. My plan is to use two emitters spaced evenly over the enclosure. But since Iv'e never used these, I have no clue what size I should use. 100 watt, 250 watt, no clue. I'm trying to keep in mind that the snake is arboreal and the enclosure it's self will be 4ft. tall. I'm also going to install a thermostat. I'm going to use a typical household thermostat, (I'm an HVAC guy, so wiring, transformers, and relays won't be a problem). My question here is, mount it on the back wall about just above center, and centered in the cage horizontally? Or, use a thermostat that has a wired remote sensor? The sensor I can attach it anywhere in the enclosure, but then I risk the ATB covering it, and the heat not shutting off properly, causing over heating. This is why I'm leanin toward wall mount. I can measure temperature at the top of the enclosure and adjust the thermostat accordingly using wall mount to keep the enclosure a consistent temperature, with the top being a little warmer, due to proximity to the heat source and with the fact that heat rises. So, in a nut shell: -Ceramic Heat Emitters or Heat Lamps? (With thermostat, 32x20x48" enclosure) -Wall mount or wired remote sensor thermostat? (ATB may cover sensor causing overheating) Opinions, suggestions, complaints, insults, and all other variations of input will be GREATLY appreciated. Again, I'm new here, so I'm sorry for the super long post. I'm older than I was when I had my reptiles in the past (obviously I couldn't be younger) and I'm able to do more for them now. I'd like to make life as comfortable as possible for both the reptile and myself. So, like I said, ANY information or just general input on this subject will be extremely helpful. Thanks a lot everyone.