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    Hello all,

    I have gone off the deep end here. I had one little happy trio and their kids and all was well. In the past week I have bought 6 new geckos that will be ready to breed this spring. The down side, 4 are males. I need some ideas on how to set up a total of 5 colonies in the least amount of floor space. I have looked at the aboreal racks that they sell for snakes and I don't think they will let enough light in. The screen cages are nice but I don't have room for a table full of cages. My husband is giving me some space in the herp room (before you think he's all nice and sweet, it's just cuz I bought him 2 new juvie racks for his snakes ) but I don't know the best way to arrange it. Help me out!

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    They don't need hardly any light, if you have them in one room a 100 watt bulb or so will let them know it is day outside. They will just get stressed if their is too much light anyways.

    On the other hand, I house trios of cresteds in 72qt. sterilite containers, they fit good in those shelves you can find at Sams club or the home depot.
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    i use steralite tubs, i keep a pair in 54qt tubs with a couple egg crates in there to climb on. and paper towells on the bottom for easy clean up.
    i keep em in a room where they can see natural light and i keep the room a constant 75 deg. i stack em 5 high and it all seems to work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4minters View Post
    My husband is giving me some space in the herp room
    It's like this...

    Put all the snake racks in the hallway and then you'll have plently of room for the crestie cages to line the walls of the herp room.
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    Now were talking!! Don't think he'd go for that one though I joke that if it came down to me and the kids or all the snakes, he would choose the cold blooded gang! I hope I'm joking!
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    I do sterilite tubs as well for my breeders.

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    can somone post a pic of these sterilite tubs?

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    I don't have a pic handy but you've seen them. Sterlite is the generic of rubbermaid sort of. They are the clear plastic storage bins they sell at target wal mart and places like that. They are cheap and easy to clean and stack well. They are not the most attractive but when you start to get a lot of herps of any kind, function takes over and the attractive caging goes out the window. That's the down side of having a buch of critters I guess.
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    I know the plastic totes u are taking about but do they make them tall enough? They need hight more then floor space.

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    they are not as tall as the screen cages that you use (i've seen your other thread) but the geckos seem happy enough. I have my 3 hatchlings in a smaller one and they are loving it. My trio of adults is happy too. My single male is less than thrilled with his box, but it is too small and his branch is too big. I'll change him into a bigger one this week. The one I use is about 18" high (just a guess) and I put grapevine in it with plastic plants woven in. They hide under the leaves and stalk the crickets, it's pretty cute.
    Suzanne
    8.12.10 Crested Gecko
    0.2 Gargoyle Gecko
    1.0 Bearded Dragon
    1.1 cats
    1.1 dogs
    1.2 humans, subadults
    1.0 husband with 30+snakes

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