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    Well about 15 mins ago I finished Peanut's new cage. All the plants in there are from Michales hobby store. Substrate is Eco-earth and Spag. Moss. I have bamboo in the back for him to hide in. A humid hide in the corner for shedding days. I was going to put it vertical but didnt have the space.

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    Very nice work but Peanut is looking quite small for that tank!!

    For a little gecko like him, the large kritter keeper would be best.
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    Or a little bowl of food at each end would work I imagine. If the concerns with a larger tank are because the babies have trouble finding food...

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    my cats broke my last kritter keeper >.< and yea i put an extra bowl for food for him in there

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    You might want to go one step further and put a false bottom in there. The easiest is to put hydroton clay balls at the bottom and use garden mesh to keep the substrate out of the drainage layer. The hydroton is a little pricey, but it will keep your substrate fresher longer and have less mold issues. You can even seed your substrate with springtails that will act as janitors in the tank, and that system can stay balanced for a long long time with live plants, etc... In the end, it saves time and probably even a little money since you don't have to replace your substrate every couple of months. I've found that even with the misting levels for our geckos vrs. frogs or something, your substrate is going to stay too moist sitting on the glass and I bet that sphagnum molds, and that stuff isn't really cheap. There are other options over hydroton too like lava rocks, but I like the hydroton personally. I have plenty of mesh and hydroton left over too, so I use the same process in some house plants that have pots without drainage so the roots aren't submerged in water. Have lots of healthy house plants because of it!

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    Thanx for the suggestions but as of right now all my money is going to my shed to fix up to be my reptile house . Also the pet store i usually go to been knowing me since i was about 5 (im 22 now) and when ever i need something they usualy give me a 75% - 90% discount or sometimes just gives it to me for free. So the moss and substrate wasnt to exspensive for me . But one of these days i will do a live plant tank with a faslebottom and probably a waterfall in it. But i love the suggestions and will look into them in the future.

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    You can probably get some at the pet store with your discount. I know Zoomed packages the hydroton, so they might carry it. I think 2 bags would do the trick, which is about $20 without the discount. Just a tip =) You don't need the springtails really in that setup, but I think the false bottom will keep everything fresher for you and the whee one. Oh yeah and the garden mesh (weed blocker) is cheap.

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