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Put a fan inside the bow blowing into a light bulb and then into a hot water heater thermostat. You have to wire the thermostat in with the light and it will turn on and off when it gets to the temperature the thermostat is set on
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I think there are some that are as low as 1.5 watts but that'll probably be much too low. I'd look around at a store and see what they have. It might take some trial and error unfortunately. I'd probably look for one that's about half of what you currently have as a place to start. 


I'll try with a 30 watt then? Or maybe it's a 20 Watt? Or a wattage that's half of 75? Which is better?
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I'll try with a 30 watt then? Or maybe it's a 20 Watt? Or a wattage that's half of 75? Which is better?

either should be fine. Whatever you see at the store that will fit your fixture. You might even be able to buy a thermostat that can turn your bulb off and on to regulate the temperature for you. I saw some on ebay for $15-20. Some for a lot more too though. I saw one called "heat Mat Lamp Incubator Aquarium Digital Thermostat for Reptile Lizard Snake" on ebay that would work well. The only problem with it is that it doesn't plug into a standard outlet. Maybe you can get converters too? They're also in Celsius, which is a little inconvenient if you use Fahrenheit but not awful. 

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