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Right, instead of going down a whole new path or reptiles again. I'm gonna stick with what I've got. Just gonna extend the collection.

I'm gonna build a rack for leos, fat tails and maybe a couple of other terrestrial geckos.

Anyways, how would you recommend i go about heating?

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If you are going to rack them in contico sort of boxes then you are probably better off heating with a heat strip or muti cables, just remember that heat rises so you will need to keep a close eye on this until all is well, you may need to cut a hole in the backs and replace with a fine metal mesh, just to allow the uv through.
 

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yeah i've got the rack basics sorted, all vented contico's etc. Nicking the design from a mate of mine. But he uses individual heat mats and i cant afford that, was think heat strips.

also for a single leo, what size box would one need on it's own?

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for an average sized leo, i would go for an 8'' x 12'' contico, or there abouts, it's the 4th size up box in office world! lol
 

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cheers.

I'm gonna be housing all my geckos seperately, except for my current geckos who stopped feeding when i seperated them last time.
 

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My contico rack is heated by heat cable... 8)

It's fairly easy to pick up from somewhere (garden centres, ebay?) but it's a bit tricky fitting it unless you're handy at DIY :roll:
 

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yeah all the heating gear is coming from my work (i work in a fish shop) so i pay trade for everything :D. Our supplier does reptile equipment as well which is a bonus lol.

I might go for a heat strip. I've got 2 thermostats I can use and i'm gonna build the rack to have 5 boxes on each level and 3 levels high.

Just a quick question (again). Do i need to provide lighting?
 

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Nope, only reason for having lights would be for your benefit only. As long as you have some natural light entering the room the geckos will be fine 8)
 

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Can anyone list the sizes of the contico boxes for me please. Or a link to a site where i can order them would be even better. Cheers
 

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If you mean conticos proper, there's three main sizes used:

Small 8" x 12"
Medium 10" x 15"
Lardge 15" x 21.5"

You should be able to order them in through any reptile shop 8)
 

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Oh and I wouldn't advise putting an adult leo in a 8" x 12" as someone's mentioned above...

Seeing as an adult can be more than 8" long, it's not exactly gonna be fair on the lizard :?
 

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yeah i kno. I'm gonna use the mediums. As im getting hatchlings when its built.

But once the downstairs hs been decorated. I will be getting some viv stacks instead and breeding the geckos.

Are there any other terrestrial geckos anyone could recommend fr a bit of variety?

Cheers again
 
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