have under tank heat pad, split the tank into 2 sides, 1 with gravel and water, the other with bed-a-beast. Before we only had a mesh lid and had to mist it like 4 times a day, but I also got a glass lid to keep in the moisture
the heater is almost totaly on the side with the bed-a-beast, I know common rule is to put the heater on the side under the water bowl, but he has always spent his time in the bed-a-beast so i'm going to try it for a month or so over there. The temp ranges in his tank from low 80's to low 70's so he has his choice. So far he has spent most of his time in the 82 deg bed-a-beast.
it took me 6 months to finaly get around to it, he seems to like it a ton, also he ate his first fish the other day. He never wanted to eat them before, his new surroundings must have put him in a better mood.