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Zero138
07-06-2011, 05:44 PM
So i know its only been about a week but i wanted to show off his updated set up and say that they are much more bark than bite, well they do bite but its just pressure.

Here is Linus' home now. Its very hard to find other people who have these and their setups so please let me know what to add or change. Thanks.
Also if you keep these please post your tanks in this thread.
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2 exoterra medium silk plants and one small plastic one. 2 bamboo lengths and 1 stick of grapewood a small bowl for water and bowl of CGD.
Eco earth substate and a red heat light that keeps temp within range.

http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy63/ZER0138/DSCN9999.jpg
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy63/ZER0138/DSCN9996.jpg
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy63/ZER0138/DSCN9995-1.jpg

Hannibal
07-06-2011, 06:59 PM
I think it looks good! Have you thought about putting a hide in or a cork round?

Zero138
07-06-2011, 07:02 PM
You know its not fun when you reply on different forums :)

Zero138
07-06-2011, 07:03 PM
But yes as soon as the store gets some in i will be adding a cork flat

Zero138
07-06-2011, 07:14 PM
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy63/ZER0138/272570_2159961849295_1554006632_32282982_8330507_o .jpg
As said more bark than bite, as in their squeaks and running is scarier than this little bite

Riverside Reptiles
07-06-2011, 10:41 PM
Just so you know, in general, the care for these guys is pretty similar to tokays. Your enclosure is looking good, but as mentioned, could use some vertical hides (cork bark, bamboo tubes, PVC tubes, piece of slate leaning against the wall, etc). One would be sufficient, but several would better. Also, the water bowl is good, but do keep in mind these guys get a lot of their water from licking it up after being misted. So make user to mist well daily.

Hannibal
07-06-2011, 11:52 PM
So adorable! I love you...chomp! At least the bites are nothing like the Tokays.

Zero138
07-06-2011, 11:56 PM
Ya, i mist nightly. we have 10 gecko tanks so misting is no problem. The water bowl is just there because i felt the ground was to bare. Decor more than function really. Im getting cork bark soon. Im thinging about ordering the background for this to add more texture and color to the tank.

GlobeMaster
07-08-2011, 08:27 AM
Here is my palm geckos viv, its an exo terra 18x18x24, and he loves his cork tube under the basking spot! I aim for a basking temp (at the top of his cork tube) of 95f, but most times I find him right up under the lamp where its even hotter.

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx117/_Ben_90210/Palm/IMG_5558.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx117/_Ben_90210/Palm/IMG_5570.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx117/_Ben_90210/Palm/IMG_5694.jpg

Zero138
07-08-2011, 01:41 PM
So i would guess that im off to a good start?
Thanks everyone

Hannibal
07-08-2011, 06:00 PM
Looks like he's loving that cork bark! :biggrin:

MauricesExoticPets
07-12-2011, 11:33 AM
The only issue I see with the set-up is the loose substrate, a layered substrate (drainage layer, fiberglass screen, moisture holding layer of coco fiber or chips, and a final top layer of live moss) is better.

White-lined geckos will dive bomb their prey and at times injest some substrate if it is possible to do so. Loose substrate makes this a very real possibility and in my opinion is something to avoid if at all possible.

A secondary advantage of the layered substrate is that you can keep a higher level of humidity without as much work spraying constantly. evaporation will keep enough clean water droplets formed inside the enclosure for them to drink from if ventilation is restricted (not eliminated).

Obviously a planted vivarium is more in line with my suggestion, but I do find that the white-lined geckos are fairly easy on most live plants and cleaning is not particularly difficult if the enclosure is fairly large (20gal) per gecko.

Maurice Pudlo

Riverside Reptiles
07-12-2011, 01:04 PM
The only issue I see with the set-up is the loose substrate, a layered substrate (drainage layer, fiberglass screen, moisture holding layer of coco fiber or chips, and a final top layer of live moss) is better.

White-lined geckos will dive bomb their prey and at times injest some substrate if it is possible to do so. Loose substrate makes this a very real possibility and in my opinion is something to avoid if at all possible.

A secondary advantage of the layered substrate is that you can keep a higher level of humidity without as much work spraying constantly. evaporation will keep enough clean water droplets formed inside the enclosure for them to drink from if ventilation is restricted (not eliminated).

Obviously a planted vivarium is more in line with my suggestion, but I do find that the white-lined geckos are fairly easy on most live plants and cleaning is not particularly difficult if the enclosure is fairly large (20gal) per gecko.

Maurice Pudlo


The other solution to the "dive bombing the food" issue (which I use) is to feed from a bowl. I use a gladware type container as the plastic is soft so that it doesn't hurt the geckos nose when they hit it. And putting the food (I use roaches) in a bowl makes it easy for them to find and easy to keep track of how much they're actually eating.