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  • #16
    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.

    Thanks.
    Art
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    • #17
      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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      • #18
        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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        • #19
          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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          • #20
            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.
            2.1.0 Cresties 0.0.1 Gargoyle 1.0.0 Leopard gecko 0.1.0 Cornsnake 0.0.1 Columbian Tegu 1.1.0 Dogs 1.2.0 Cats 1.0.0 Chinchilla 0.1.0 banded king snake 0.1.0 california kingsnake
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            • #21
              Paper towels with a separate laybox are much easier for breeding geckos in my experience. I don't like hunting around for eggs that get buried in eco earth, they could be anywhere!
              Help! Crested Geckos! 0.1.Leachie, 2.1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Chahoua, 2.1. Blue Tongue Skinks, 1.1. White Lined Geckos, 1.3. African Fat Tails, 2.2.0 Tokay Geckos, 1.0. Giant Day Gecko, 2 tarantulas

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              • #22
                I just switched to shelf liner and I like it so much more than paper towels. It looks better and it's a lot easier to clean.
                1.1.0 E. agricolae

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Grublet View Post
                  I just switched to shelf liner and I like it so much more than paper towels. It looks better and it's a lot easier to clean.
                  It is much easier to clean, and I agree it looks better too!
                  http://talkengeckos.com/
                  Online buyer reviews http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/show...t=talkenlate04
                  http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/foru...t=talkenlate04

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                  • #24
                    Suggestion for those who do not like the look of white paper towels, you can use black napkins from any party supply store. I use the ones that are 6" squares and come in packs of 150 for $5. Been using them for years and no issues with dye or impaction. They blend in and look great, plus easy cleanup.

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