Happiness is a big piece of....
Hooray! I was watching my new gecko (still unnamed...hmm) tonight and saw him take a huge poopie!! Yay! I was so worried he wasn't eating, but right after I saw that he MONCHED on a cricket! I am so happy!!
And after many troubleshooting hours, I think I have solved my heating problem. I will take my lamp back, and purchase a bigger pad, and then put the littlest one on the bottom and the bigger one on the side. How does that sound? Thanks for everyone's advice, sorry I was being a bit grumpy about it...I'm just glad I have an idea now.
I will try and post some pictures tomorrow!!