Hi guys, I've just setup a new enclosure for my Coastal / Diamond Cross Snake. He is about 1600mm long and was well overdue for a new enclosure... The previous setup was a Melamine measuring 900 W x 600 H x 600 D and the new one is also Melamine measuring 1200 W x 1100 H x 600 D. The issues I am having are; 1) deciding the best position for the thermostat probe 2) correct wattage globe 3) the distance the basking point should be from the actual heat globe. Everything is already in place and running but I have serious concerns... The thermostat probe is positioned about 300mm down from the ceiling and about 150mm from the left side of the enclosure wall with a temperature set point of 28'C. The heat globe is positioned about 300mm from the left side wall and about 175mm off the back wall. The basking branch is about 160mm away from the bottom of the 100 W heat lamp and temperatures reach about 32'C directly below the globe on the branch while it is on. Unfortunately I don't think this globe will cope with the heating demands of the thermostat. There is no issue with the bottom of the enclosure as it seems stable at 20 - 22'C As suggested by the pet shop I initially used a 150W heat globe but this produced a basking temperature of 40'C directly on the branch below the globe which was only 130mm below the globe... As you can all appreciate I do not want to harm / cook my snake. Will the snake move if temperatures are too hot ? I have considered dropping the branch down another 100 - 150mm and reinstalling the 150W globe but will this fix the problem ? As suggested in a few books I've read the basking point should be 300mm below the heat lamp, is this the case, shouldn't the globe wattage be a factor ? In my previous enclosure the globe was about 130mm away from the basking point offset by 100mm to the right with a max temp of 30.5'C on the actual basking branch... I am using the new Habistat digital day/night on/off thermostat purchased through The Herp Shop. I also have the dual zone Exo Terra Thermometers as well as a temp gun to check actual temps. Please help !!!