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    hey all! I'm new here and I have been looking to find this for a while, where do I buy the 20 gallon tanks for cresties with the mesh, and how much would they be?


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    there are a lot of different types of cages that are about that size and will work for a crested. can you post a picture of what you have in mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    there are a lot of different types of cages that are about that size and will work for a crested. can you post a picture of what you have in mind?
    https://images.offerup.com/kRlX_Bg9d...33166d7b74.jpg

    that's about the kind of idea I've been looking at, but maybe with mesh walls. I'm also quite new to crested and geckos in general really, so tips and advice would be appreciated!

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    OH. that tank is just a standard 20 gallon that is set on end, a "conversion tank". you can get a 20 gallon anywhere and then just add the decorations.

    hmm. 2 things:
    1. mesh walls is a bad idea for cresteds. it works well for chams, but you want the walls on at least 1/2 the enclosure to be glassed in.
    2. it can be tough to keep up humidity with paper towels and a full front of screen, depending on ambient humidity in your house and whether or not you need to add an extra heat source. for a 20 gallon conversion like you've shown, the best route is to caulk in an acrylic or glass panel for say the bottom 5=6" of the front, with the mesh above that. add some substrate and add real plants directly in, or in a pot inside the enclosure. this adds a lot of cover and helps a ton to keep the humidity even.
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    Rather than getting a 20gal and converting it, try to get aglass Exo Terra (or other brand) that is 18x18x24 (minimum height, Exo Terra also makes 18x18x36) - that would be the best option for an adult crestie. I'll echo Aimless' post that a screen mesh tank is too hard to keep the humidity where it should be, so not a good idea. If you are looking for inexpensive, watch Craigslist. You can get some very good deals on reptile tanks.
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