What size basking lamp?


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Hey all,
I'm setting up my 265 reptarium for my Panther Cham today, and I need some suggestions on what size basking lamp. I tried a 100w Zoomed halogen. WOW! Too hot. It started to burn the screening. I put it about 2 inches over a high range plastic thermometer and it melted it. Back to the drawing board.
When I do my setup I just try regular light bulbs different wattage's. Just get standard bulb in 40W 60W 75W and 100W and play with it.
I tried a regular 75 watt yesterday, and it brought the basking area up to about 82 degrees. I'm going to get a 100 watt today, and that should do the trick. Thanks for the info.
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