Hi there and welcome to the group.
Thanks for help!You'll need 3 kinds of light: All can be 12 hrs on/12 hrs off (cheap $5 timer). No lights at night whatsoever.
For a thermometer, a digital thermometer with probe is more accurate than a dial type, and they're very inexpensive. There are also combination digital hygrometers/thermometers with probe for about the same price as the thermometer. (I just bought 5 combo units for ~$15)
- UVB—linear T5HO, either 5.0 or 6%
- Basking—an old-style household incandescent is best. If not available, then household flood (not spot) or halogen flood (not spot).
- Plant lighting: LED full-spectrum is best.
Okay, thanksI would still have a basking because it’s a direct source of heat. They can pick if they want to be warm or they want to go to a cooler place if that makes sense. And basking is how they digest there food. You don’t need to buy an expensive basking bulb, an incandescent without LED light will do.