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ID:	1098523My first vivarium build for my crested what do you guys think

  • #2
    Nice you should add some exo terra jungle vines and it will be gourgeous ))

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    • #3
      looks like you've got a very lucky gecko!
      Rimbaud can be found at rimbaud.renton.es - if she feels like it!

      Squiggle can be found surveying her kingdom, no website for this one though...

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      • #4
        Yea I bought some vines made by national geographic and they were absolutely horrible held together with
        Zip ties which had sharp edges :0 so I took them out I'll have to check out the Exo terra ones, how long do you recommend I should wait before adding a gecko to this vivarium

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        • #5
          do you have springtails? If you do I think you need to wait longer than if you dont. If its a baby gecko then by the time it could break the plants they should be well rooted so as long as it doesnt smell toxic in there I think it is fine. But if you can, wait like 2 weeks to make sure everything is growing well. I would also get an outlet timer($3 at homedepot), my plants are growing much better now that I have consistent lighting every day. I think Josh's Frogs has some more info about this and possible NERD, it was some new england reptile site.

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          • #6
            I don't have any springtails and my gecko is full grown (41grams), as far as watering plants what would you suggested just misting with a bottle ? I also have a fogget that I made for the tank aswell

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            • #7
              depends on your plants. I have pothos and I was told to mist heavily and they are growing well. I also have a ficus thing thats doing meh, very green. and then I have something very wide leafed thats also growing strong. I can get the real names and the links on jakes frogs later. Basically mist a lot and I poured water in to damp the soil once at the start.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the tip I just took a watering can and water the soil pretty heavily I turned on the dogger for 15 minutes as well

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                • #9
                  Make sure the soil dries a bit overnight. If it's soggy I would let it dry more until it's just moist but not dripping. If you have a false bottom that helps a lot.

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                  • #10
                    Yea the soil Isn't soggy just very Moist I have hydro balls in the bottom, then mesh on top of the hydro balls, and then Eco earth Mixed with top soil on top of that. I opened up the doors on the front of the Exo terra to help let the dirt dry out

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                    • #11
                      Great info!

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                      • #12
                        Just and update Well she's in the new viv she seems happy, sorry for the side ways pictures I don't know why my phone does that haha
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