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Old 18-06-2009, 11:56 AM
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What size is your fish tank? You could always use that as a viv, even if it means turning it length ways and amending a few things. Just an idea.

It's a 29 gallon tank.
I use to house pets in aquariums in the past and I don't like it much.
I want to get rid of the glass and I'm not much into plexi glass at all.
The all screen cage is exactly what I like see see in my home and keeps fresh air circulating.
The styling is perfect for what I want.
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Old 18-06-2009, 12:20 PM
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That's way I'm choosing which species I want first, then asking what equipment will work best.. I passed on the other lizard because of not being able to handle them as much and the higher humidity requirements.

Gargoyle Gecko's require lower heat and humidity levels then the other lizards I was looking at. That's way I said I passed on those..

Not sure how asking first is going about this all the wrong way? Only thing I have picked out was the screen cage.
The temp in my house stays the correct temp without any heat lights, but the essential UVB rays I asked if the lizard would have any health benefits from it and benefit the live plants. Also, they project UVB up to 6 feet.
Strip lights only penetrate at about a foot and is more suited for aquariums and not cages that are 3+ feet tall.
With that, I would have the option to hang the light from the ceiling and keep the benefits of the UV

Zoo Med UVB bulbs go as low as 100 watts from what I have seen so far.
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It's UVA plants need right? I use a strip bulb for my 2ft tall viv and it works fine.

You're obviously going to struggle with humidity with the mesh, what humidity level is your room at already?
Nah UV and plants is a myth most plants use light form th visible spectrum.



Screen cages are often designed for use with chameleons due to there complex ventilation to humdity needs have you looked into chameleons at all they can be quite hard to look after as they require somewhat complex set-ups but you could keep a side striped or a similar smaller species in there.
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Nah UV and plants is a myth most plants use light form th visible spectrum.



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That's what I thought but I'd heard the UVA stuff somewhere.
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It's a 29 gallon tank.
I use to house pets in aquariums in the past and I don't like it much.
I want to get rid of the glass and I'm not much into plexi glass at all.
The all screen cage is exactly what I like see see in my home and keeps fresh air circulating.
The styling is perfect for what I want.

Ok cool.

What species do you have it narrowed down to?
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Nah UV and plants is a myth most plants use light form th visible spectrum.
That's good to know



Screen cages are often designed for use with chameleons due to there complex ventilation to humdity needs have you looked into chameleons at all they can be quite hard to look after as they require somewhat complex set-ups but you could keep a side striped or a similar smaller species in there.
Chameleons aren't my style of lizard. They are cool to look at in the petstore, but I wouldn't want to own one. I heard they don't like to be handled that much and they get stressed very easily. I personally think they are kinda ugly
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Ok cool.

What species do you have it narrowed down to?
I think I'm going to shoot for the Gargoyle Gecko (Rhacodactylus auriculatus)

Temperature: This species can be maintained at 25-28C (77-82F) during the day and 22-24C (72-75F) at night.
Humidity level of 50-75%

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I think I'm going to shoot for the Gargoyle Gecko (Rhacodactylus auriculatus)

Temperature: This species can be maintained at 25-28C (77-82F) during the day and 22-24C (72-75F) at night.
Humidity level of 50-75%

Yeah that sounds good! Humidity should be ok, just for a rough idea, my room naturally reaches around 50 daytime and 65 night so with your plants and some misting you should be able to accomodate them, I would have thought anyway.
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Wow, that's pretty cold at 18*f above freezing

It's 77*f in my house right now at 5:00am upper 80's during the day, but I do have air conditioning. Not sure about the winter time though.

How many watts do you think I should be ok with for basking and a night light?

I was also thinking about auto misting thing as a option to think about.
Would a small dripper provide any humidity?

I know nothing about how to adjust Humidity as to what provides how much

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Sorry, I meant 50-65 humidity.

I use a misting system for an exo terra I have, if I cover all the ventilation it can get up to 100% but I have it set around 70-80. I use a humidity controller which sprays when it reaches a certain humidity. I don't have to worry about spraying or anything, it also waters the plants. It was worth the money, I love it!

Hmm not sure about wattage, they're nocturnal so only need the light to regulate day/night time and you don't need to up the temps.
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I need some help choosing a light.
I'm trying to piece this together step by step and see what I come up with before I buy the lizard.
I have no idea on how much heat a bulb puts out and how deep the heat goes..
My house stays a decent temp since I don't like being cold in my own house. I would to be fully prepared for if my house did get cold or too warm.

The 8" fixture Deluxe Dimmable Clamp Lamp which will allow me to use a higher watt bulb encase I needed it, or to dim down on a hotter day.

I was going to get the Zoo Med 100 watt Powersun UVB heat bulb
Should I get the 160 watt? since I have the dimmer switch and the open air screen cage depth is 36" (These lizards will sometimes come out durring day light)

Also, which bulbs are too deep for the dome light to be able to set the lamp on the top of the screen cage?

Also, which would be better:
Zoo Med 100 watt infrared bulb
Zoo Med 100 watt red bulb
Should I go with more wattage?

The Night bulb will not have a dimmer switch

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