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    I am in the process of switching all my tanks to the shelf liner(from paper towels). I got some to test out and it really makes things easy.
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    My main reason for not likeing paper towels is the un natural look and feel of them, I like to make my tanks as natural looking/feeling as possible (though I dont have the money for real plants so I use fake ones)
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    you can get cheap plants at walmart or home depot, I think I paid like $2 a plant and they have pothos, snake plants, and other gecko safe plants!
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    Real plants are way cheaper than fake plants, I just found that out today. Fake nice sized plants are easily $10-$20 each where as real plants can easily be found for $5 and under.

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    Plus real plants like pothos will keep growing until you have plenty on your own to furnish all tanks. You can take clippings from the plant, put them in a jar of water, and then plant them once they have grown some nice roots.
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    Q for those of you using the shelf liner...are you using the standard foamy kind that is meant to "grip" the shelf (has a raised / thatch pattern)? That sounds like a great idea...esp. being able to cut it to fit the enclosure and I like the idea of not wasting paper towels...plus, it comes in all kinds of colors.

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    Yep that is what I am using. It is easy to spot poo and or mold, easy to clean, and holds moisture too. I went with the darker brown color because it looked more natural. You can kinda see it on the bottom of this setup.


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    I've only been using a paper towel for my recently born gecko so I can observe it better and make sure everything was okay... also, a little damp paper towel helps a little with the shedding process. I'm getting ready to move it to a bigger enclosure now, and will be using Eco Earth instead.

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    I have pulled out several inch long paper towel strips out of geckos rear ends in the past. Seems if they go for a bug on the corner or even a shadow they will lunge get a corner and keep eating and ripping it till it pulls free. Not saying its not safe because it seemed to pass well but I freaked out thinking it was a nematode till I unwound it and saw the pattern from the paper towels I used. o.0

    That said I hate using PT but do in my tub tanks. All my other tanks are planted.
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    wow didn't realize this thread got brought back up. Thanks for al the input everyone! Once I start breeding cresties I'll probably plant the tank they'll be in.
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