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Old 31-01-2013, 10:42 PM
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Hello there,
Firstly my name is daniel i'm new here.

I have just emptied my 260 litre jewel vison tank and im looking to house some crested gecko's in there, Now i know the basics of reptiles as i have had breadies,snake and scorpions i'm really looking forward to this project i think i'm i'm going with about 6-8 geckos and would love the tank to be as near to a rainforest look as possible.
What substrate should i use i have heard coconut ( The expandable thing that comes in a hard brick shaped object)
People say don't use uvb or basking areas but i think i'm going to use them anyway as they also said it won't harm the cresties so what watt bulb would i need can i use a red one and should i use a 5.0uvb and both bulbs housed in those ceramic cones?
Do i really need a repti-fogger (Even though they do look great)
Can i use fake moss.

I think that's it for the moment as i am typing this i'm making my shopping list.

Thanks for your time.
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Old 31-01-2013, 10:49 PM
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I wouldn't stick 6-8 in that. More like 3 females with lots of climbing space. Although, personally and for safety reasons i wouldn't co-habit crestys.

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Old 31-01-2013, 10:53 PM
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Three sounds good just want a good environment for the cresties.
Would it not be wise looking into breeding crested geckos?
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Old 31-01-2013, 10:56 PM
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There are plenty of crestys out there already, as there are royals, corns and beardies. Why not try something a little different, or better yet, buy an animal for pleasure and not for profit.
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I do get pleasure out of animals i'v had to empty the tank as my really old breeding pair of oscars passed away.
I will take your word for the try somethink else what would you recommend around the same price range and has to be a lizard buddy.
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Old 31-01-2013, 11:09 PM
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You could have an anole colony, either brown or green. Not to up on their husbandry requirements, but they live in groups. If you wanted to co-habit crestys you would need all females and provide a few places where they can each feed so that they're not competing for the same bit of food, and provide loads of stuff to climb on. You could also get 2 female leopard geckos and same as above, provide loads of hiding spaces. You can do whatever you want, but if your gonna do it, make sure your research is spot on and that the animals come first. I know people that do co-habit crestys together and leo's together (but never a cresty and leo together!!), but this will always be a divisive topic.
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Old 31-01-2013, 11:17 PM
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The Green Anole are very cute and seem easy to look after with lively activity.
Does not mention about a uvb where i'm looking I'm so used to looking after beardies so this is all new to me.
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The Green Anole are very cute and seem easy to look after with lively activity.
Does not mention about a uvb where i'm looking I'm so used to looking after beardies so this is all new to me.
Anoles need UV as they are diurnal like beardies. They also like it humid. Little lizards that are full of character and always fun to watch. I was planning on a colony myself if I can covet my dad's fish tank when he's done with it.
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