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post #11 of 36 Old 10-21-2008, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
I posted an ad on Craigslist a few hours ago, and someone emailed me back saying they have a ton of leftover Reptile and thankfully, Leo supplies. She doesnt have a 20L, but she has UTH's, bulbs, caves, tiles, etc (She kept her Leo in a 10G). Hopefully, I can get a few things for a decent price.

I'm getting pretty excited... Even though its not happening untill December!
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post #12 of 36 Old 10-26-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
Today was a good day...

-I picked up a 20L with a sliding, locking screen door (that will come in handy)
-A few pieces of Driftwood
-A nice cave (thats 2 of my 3 caves done; dry and cool),
-A small (16"?) light fixture for UVA/UVB purposes (I know Leos dont need it, but hey, it came with)
-A light fixture (same as the one I bought, so I have two now). I will still use one for a red bulb, and maybe the other as a blue/black one.
-Brown Repticarpet. Will be good for a second level if I decide to do so.
-Two food dishes. I will use one for Mealies, and the other one I probably wont use, since it would be pretty big for a calcium powder.

I just now need the two bulbs, a UTH, some plant decor (for the walls, above caves, and just cactus decor), and Calcium Powder.
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post #13 of 36 Old 10-27-2008, 09:35 AM
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looking good.
have you bought one of these ? the thermostate for the heat pad.

what dusting powder for the crickets do you have,along with
the calcium powder ?
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post #14 of 36 Old 10-27-2008, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
I plan to use ReptoCal for the Calcium Dish: Reptile Vitamins & Supplements: ReptoCal Reptile Supplement at Drs. Foster and Smith
And use this Vitamins and Minerals for dusting Mealworms: Vitamins for Reptiles: Zoo Med's Reptivite Reptile Vitamins at Drs. Foster & Smith

And as for the thermostat, I haven't even bought a UTH yet. But I plan to get one with a thermostat.
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post #15 of 36 Old 10-28-2008, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Well, guys, I have decided to not go with a Leo, but instead get a Crested Gecko. I have the 20L on its side, so the 30" is upwards. I will be making a DIY rockwall that will have a few flower boxes and a food/water shelf built in. I will most likely be using fake plants as well. A lot of Driftwood for climbing spaces, hanging leaves...I can't wait to set it up. It will be a bit more expensive, but I think it will be worth it.
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post #16 of 36 Old 10-29-2008, 04:00 PM
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that sounds awsome cody,my sister did that for a couple of her
tree frogs.
i can't wait to see it either,i'll have to look them up,
i don't know anything about them.
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post #17 of 36 Old 10-29-2008, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
Here is a picture if anyone is interested of a Crestie:
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post #18 of 36 Old 10-30-2008, 03:10 PM
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wow!! cody,that is n absolute sweetie. :)
do they take more care than the ?leos ?
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post #19 of 36 Old 10-30-2008, 03:10 PM
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He has really gorgeous eyes!

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post #20 of 36 Old 10-30-2008, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
They are a little more sensitive, but IMO are east to care for (just expensive setting up a rainforest habitat).

You don't have to feed them any insects, because they can live off of Crested Gecko Diet (CGD) entirely. They are also much more active IMO and the enclosures can look nicer. They also have a wide humidity range (50-80%)

However if their tail falls off, it can never grow back, so you need to be very careful while handling them. The humidity will be a slight problem for me because of living in Colorado (almost no humidity here for you over-the-pond-ers), but having Coco-fiber and spraying the glass a few times daily will help keep that up. Temperatures also cannot go above 85F, with 80F being high, but can go as low as 60-65F.

So nice pros and cons.
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