View Full Version : new Stenodactylus setup

05-08-2006, 12:36 PM
im in the process of moving house n retiring the fish tank i had my stenos in. I ordered some Geo tanks for them wich arrived earlier so i decided since the male was stresseing the girls that soon was better than later.

this is what they look like now.

Females setup (Jelly and Butter)



Male setup (peanut) - sorry its not too great


And one of my peanut just for good measure


05-08-2006, 01:20 PM
Looks good :D I'm just about to get started on my Steno set-up :lol:

05-08-2006, 02:34 PM
usually i use a mixture of eco-earth and bird sand as substrate but my delivery was delayed so only eco-earth in the pic.

these geos are pretty large and pretty deep because i wanted to be able to give them a decent depth without worrying about crickets jumping thru gaps in lid. :)

05-09-2006, 06:30 AM
by the way before anyone says anything..they will be going onto sand in next 2 days. :wink:

GCS Reptiles
05-09-2006, 08:21 PM
Sand is a good call. Keep them dry.

05-10-2006, 04:09 AM
yup. i just found out that i was sold 2 diferent subspecies ( i thought they were quite the same but being a male n 2 females i kinda assumed that was it) n the girls got very agressive with him just before that change up top. i had ordered a bag od bird sand to clean them out but it hadnt arrived the day before as expected to i had to make do with the coco-fibre is just not good for them.

sand will be here this morning tho so all things sandy shall be sandy!! :mrgreen:

05-10-2006, 06:40 PM
I'm working on my gecks new set up and have used an entire 25kg bag of sand in their tank :shock: I'll post some pics when its completed. I've given them a 6inch deep layer of sand in one part so the females can dig deep to lay their eggs (if I actually find a male for them that is!)

05-11-2006, 08:18 AM
i wouldnt go too deep or u will have nightmares finding eggs. i put my stenos in inch and a half n thats bad enough.lol

heres Peanuts Sandy dunes...


girls is same with extra pot plant, some greenary, n just bigger space.

05-11-2006, 02:12 PM
I'll probably lower it a bit because its messing with my decor, keeping it fairly deep though because I want them to dig little tunnels in the sand :lol: Plus I never had a sand pit when I was a kid, I'm making up for that with this vivarium now :P :lol:

Just trying to figure out what to do about the crickets (I HATE the crickets they're the worst thing about keeping them) so will probably try setting up a seperate tank for feeding only. They will have other foods available in the main vivarium just not evil crix running around! Especially since I've seen the crix bite my gecks a few times, little beasties!