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    I want to make a bioactive tank in a 12 x 12 x 18 but I want to know if when I put the springtails an isopods in if they will escape?

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    It's unlikely that they will escape and if they do, they won't survive. I have many bioactive enclosures and have more trouble with escaped crickets. I've never seen an escaped isopod or springtail. On another note, though I have, through necessity, kept adult crested geckos in a 12x12x18, I think it's really too small and feel that an 18x18x18 (or even better, 18x18x24) is best for them. It's possible, just not ideal.

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    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited, Tyler.

    Go for the largest enclosure you can afford! Your crestie, even if young now, will appreciate all that vertical space.

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    Could I keep a few crested geckos in a 24 L X 18 W X 36 H tank?
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    Could I keep a few crested geckos in a 24 L X 18 W X 36 H tank?
    Thanks for all the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Lawrence View Post
    Could I keep a few crested geckos in a 24 L X 18 W X 36 H tank?
    Thanks for all the help
    You're welcome.

    Is this your first crestie or gecko? Geckos can live into their 20s or even longer. Wait until the novelty wears off before getting more geckos.

    I'm sorry. I don't have any experience keeping cresties in groups. For sure you'd only want females in a group.
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    I agree it's a good idea to start with one crested gecko and add more later. Be aware, that for some reason, most of the cresties for sale seem to be male and if you get a young one, there will be no way to sex them. I had a pair of cresties together in an 18x18x24 that did well together and bred for me. When I had to stop breeding I separated them and put another female in with the original female. That did not go well.

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    Co-habit with many species is not always a good idea .... I have had bad results myself with 2 males but there are others who have done so with no issues.

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    Not sure whether I can ask a new question on this or have to start a new post....but it’s kinda related....what plants would people recommend?? I have a peace lolly at the moment and it’s just constantly wilted. Thanks

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    My best luck has been with pothos. Bromeliads sometimes work but you have to realize that once they finish blooming, in order to get another flower, you need to plant the pups (small bromeliads that grow off the side of the big one).

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