I've finally decided to take the dive and get myself a pet reptile (a woma python) and I'm currently in the stages of setting up the enclosure and making sure all is working properly before getting the snake itself. I have a malamine enclosure with glass sliding doors on the front, measuring 1200x600x600, with a ceramic light fitting installed and currently a 100w globe from bunnings in it. This is connected to a microclimate evo lite thermostat set to dimming. I intend on having it on a 12 hour cycle from about 6am til 6pm where the light is on. Now I've established that on to the question, I'm wondering what sort of time I should be expecting It to take for my enclosure to reach good temperatures, i had it on for a period of 4-5 hours before going to work just to watch the temps and see how fast it climbs, and over this time of 4 or so hours my enclosure went from approx 14 degrees to 32.5 (where my probe is located currently on top of a slate stepping stone down the hot end), it was still climbing slowly when I switched it off to go to work (I will do some more day long testing soon) The other end of the enclosure was showing about 23-25 degrees, and up the top of the enclosure on the backing board closest to the globe it was showing around 37-38 degrees. I guess my question is, does this allsound about right? Or should my enclosure be at the desired temperature faster than this? And if so what can I do to aid this in happening.