Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Under-tank heaters are better than lamps for amphibians in most cases because of the reason you mentioned. They don't really bask like many reptiles do as they don't require UVB rays, just the heat. The heater should be controlled with a thermostat to keep the tank at a stable temperature. You can unplug it at night although it won't affect them negatively if you leave it running constantly.
"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."
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