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    Hello, I am new to the whole crested gecko thing. I have owned anoles and Leopard geckos, but have a few questions regarding cresteds as I will be getting one in a little over two weeks. My first question is about their enclosure, How large should it be? I will be getting a juvenile crested and currently have a 10 gallon turned vertically, but will I need a larger tank in the future? I plan on upgrading either way but I have gotten mixed answers on what size enclosure they need. My second question is on their diet. I know Repashy and Pangaea are highly accredited brands of food and I plan I getting those, but no stores near me sell them so I'd have to order online. Are there any other brands that are as nutritionally balanced and high quality? Those are all the questions I have for now, thank you.
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    Welcome aboard! Cresties are a lot of fun. I recommend an 18 x 18 x 24 inch tall Exo Terra right from the beginning. Generally they have no trouble finding their food.

    Pangea and Repashy CGDs can usually be found at reptile shows. That's where I bought my Pangea Complete with insects and two fruit-based Pangea complete diets.

    Here are a couple photos from GU member @Elliriyanna showing her juvenile crestie Pongo and her habitat.

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    Everything you need to know can be found in my Crestie Care Summary right here: Correlophus ciliatus (crested gecko) Caresheet Summary & Tips......February 2015

    Scroll through all the posts following the main post for additional tips.
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    A tank turned vertical depends on its size. I'm going to be turning 2 20g high tanks verticals for my adult male. I have 2 18-18-24 Zoo Med enclosures for my other adults but turning a tank vertical is much more cost effective and does the same thing if given enough of a vertical playground
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    Thank you very much, I found your advice very helpful, I will be getting either Pangea or Repashy at the reptile convention happening near me (also will be getting my gecko there) and I will be upgrading to a 30 gallon tank or, as you suggested, buy an exo terra enclosure as they look quite pleasant and seem very roomy with a good design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drago View Post
    Thank you very much, I found your advice very helpful, I will be getting either Pangea or Repashy at the reptile convention happening near me (also will be getting my gecko there) and I will be upgrading to a 30 gallon tank or, as you suggested, buy an exo terra enclosure as they look quite pleasant and seem very roomy with a good design.
    You're most welcome, Drago!

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    Matt I agree with you but if you have budgetary issues lol it is an alternative. My supplier just so happened to order me the bigger size so they only changed me for the 18-18-18 Zoo med when they ordered the 18-18-24 so I lucked out
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    Be sure to check used options ... my 12 adults are all in 18 x 18 x 24 tanks ... but only one was bought new ... the rest were used from groups or kijiji / craigslist .... and you can get lights and decorations there too ...

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