LOL! Now I'm the newbie! Oh boy now I get to pick everyone else's brain! I am designing a boa enclosure. It will be 4'x2'x18" tall, constructed from 3/4 inch plywood and a glass front. Basicalliy a sealed box except for some small air vents. My plan is to heat it with a 2 foot peice of 11" wide flexwatt on one end, on the inside of the enclosure, controlled by a thermostat. Will this be suffecient. The ambient temperature in the room never goes below 65 degrees. I have had varying people tell me it will be enough heat and some say it won't. My question is regarding flexwatt. How many of you use it and what do you think of it.