Hi there! I have a >10 year old ball python that I adopted about 8 years ago. I have a 75 gallon aquarium with a screen top. Currently, I have a heat light (not UV) on one side, set to turn on at 7am and off at 7pm, and a red nighttime light set to turn on at 7pm and off at 7am, each within a ceramic dome-lamp fixture. One side of his tank stays around 80-85 degrees and the other side is cooler/shaded. I am pretty inconsistent with the wattage, I can never remember if I use 100W or 150W bulbs. Last time I bought a 150W bulb and it sticks out too far from the dome lamp, meaning the bulb touches the screen and the lamp doesn't sit flush. Long story short, I'm a little frustrated with the dome lights and buying bulbs every few weeks. It also makes opening his lid and getting him out a pain in the butt, because I can't easily move the lamps, etc. (Once I bought a hinged screen tank lid but the metal hinge in the center aligned with the plastic center of the tank top and it wouldn't fit on the tank.) I was wondering... is this the best recommended lighting set up for Ball Pythons? I assume a strip light fixture wouldn't work, as the temperature in the tank needs to have a gradient. Has anyone found a convenient screen lid that maybe has doors or something? Are dome-lamps the only way to go or are there other options? Could I use two small strip lights (one on each side)? I would love to find a way to keep his tank lit/warm enough while also being able to easily open the lid. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!