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    So here is some pictures of my tank. It's a small zilla tank made just like a exo tera. I keep humidity around 80% Temps at 80°F. I feed the gecko pangea watermelon and mango flavor with some calcium powder mixed in.





    I also have a dripper that drips on the plant on the back right corner plant.
    Thanks for all the advice.

    Also the gecko is what I think to be a hatchling currently is 8 grams. I've had it for about a week and a half and I haven't really handled him want to give him some time to adjust.

  • #2
    more cover and climbing surfaces. Horizontal and vertical would be nice. :P
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    • #3
      80 degrees is a bit high to be constant. 65-80 degrees is ideal with 80 being the max. Work to drop it to mid 70's if you can. Light misting in the morning and heavier misting at night will allow a cycle from 50% to 80% humidity. It's important for there to be that dryer period each day for their health and shedding. I agree more foliage, branches and hides for the gecko to seclude itself away as well as run around on. Filling a tank 50-60% with foliage and things to play on is a good goal. Enjoy your gecko, they're so much fun.

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      • #4
        What is your substrate? Looks very dry and it could be a health hazard if swallowed. How large is your gecko? It's more of a threat to younger geckos, but adults also like to bury themselves occasionally. Leaf litter would help. I use a mix of coco fiber and potting soil, screened to remove large particles, for substrate in adult tanks.

        I also agree there needs to be more cover, branches and hiding spots.

        Why do you mix extra calcium in the food? It's a balanced diet and unnecessary unless you are treating a calcium deficiency or have a female laying eggs.
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        • #5
          ^This.
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          • #6
            Sorry for not responding been really busy. I managed to get a couple more plants and have a lot of cover and hiding spots now. I mixed in calcium with the pangea diet because I have seen many post/youtube video's saying pangea is good just lacks some calcium, should I not add anything to it?

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            • #7
              Personally I would not add calcium. People often overdo calcium when they add it, IMO. Certainly some geckos may need extra calcium but I wouldn't add it directly to the food unless directed by a vet. A better way would be to dust bugs with a good calcium+D3 supplement if you feel the geckos need a boost.
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