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Old 11-10-2020, 10:10 PM
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Hi all

Just about finished setting up my viv still some plants to add and maybe more logs/wood.

Just looking for any advice input that I could maybe improve?

Thanks

The current setup


Inside the warm hide



Cool hide at the back.



Not sure if this will work but I thought I would try hiding a Trex skull and packed it with moss so its very damp for the bugs that will leave in this viv to retreat to.

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Old 13-10-2020, 08:51 PM
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Love that background, esp' the left side with its prominent features

Keep the updates coming and good luck with the project
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Old 13-10-2020, 11:09 PM
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Looks great I like the plants and natural hides I'm sure I heard somewhere that a piece of damp reptile safe wood or bark could be used for bug retreats too. I'm sure the skull will work though and looks better

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Old 13-10-2020, 11:27 PM
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Love that background, esp' the left side with its prominent features

Keep the updates coming and good luck with the project
Will do thanks, I just ordered the clean up crew should be coming this week.



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Looks great I like the plants and natural hides I'm sure I heard somewhere that a piece of damp reptile safe wood or bark could be used for bug retreats too. I'm sure the skull will work though and looks better

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Thanks
My plan was to use as much natural as possible but something like the wet hide I feel the exo terra will help keep it more under control than some cork bark.

The skull I have since added more slate to that corner to give them more projection from the gecko and light. That will be a damp corner for them to get food and retreat when it warm.

Thanks guys
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Old 18-10-2020, 02:51 PM
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Little update
The viv has been through some changes over the past week. I wasn't happy with the original setup for the basking area. I realised that if the gecko went to dig inside the hide corner it might weaken the rocks and slate. This turned out not to be the case and was me over panicking. Trying to get the rocks and slate back was never going to be the same, so I went ahead on to make it better.

This is what I have settled with and the gecko will be coming end of the month
At this moment they is only springtails in here for the CUC but I do have isopods on order waiting to be delivered.

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