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    Yeah the tempatures i got down perfectly! Although he is always between 70 and 80f i won't let it go over 80f tho because ive read things saying to not go over 80f. I'm just really more trying to get the humidity under control.

    Elizabeth you seem so educated on this like i know this might be a very odd request but if i upload a video of everything to say youtube and such would you be able to maybe direct me more on what i could do in order to keep a proper humidity level and such? I've done the fogger thing and its working but even on the lowest setting if i leave it on over night his paper towel does get pretty moist and i don't feel like its the best for him to be always on moist paper towels when he is on it ofc which sometimes even tho he has things up high he can sleep on and such he tends to still go behind his tree and sleep on the paper towel. Anyways i can take a video and show everything i have going on right now and maybe you can help me a bit?.

    I've also ordered all the food and such including the vines already from AllReptiles.ca so i should get that soon haha and tomorrow or the day after i am picking up the bigger enclosure which i had posted the other day in this thread. Thats if its still available i am actually going to call the petsmart here in a few minutes to find out if its still in stock because from experience i've learned their site isnt always updated.

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    New Enclosure is here i cleaned it all out to make sure there wasn't any bad stuffs because anything you get from petsmart is questionable :P but here you go! hehe i also got some "Thrive Habitat Carpet" and i picked up some Sphagnum Moss as well now im just waiting for the Pangea food so hopefully he eats that since he isn't a fan of the Repashy.
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    New Enclosure is here i cleaned it all out to make sure there wasn't any bad stuffs because anything you get from petsmart is questionable :P but here you go! hehe i also got some "Thrive Habitat Carpet" and i picked up some Sphagnum Moss as well now im just waiting for the Pangea food so hopefully he eats that since he isn't a fan of the Repashy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
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    New Enclosure is here i cleaned it all out to make sure there wasn't any bad stuffs because anything you get from petsmart is questionable :P but here you go! hehe i also got some "Thrive Habitat Carpet" and i picked up some Sphagnum Moss as well now im just waiting for the Pangea food so hopefully he eats that since he isn't a fan of the Repashy.
    NICE! I'm sure Buttons will use his entire enclosure once he gets used to it.

    How about covering the sides and maybe the back with something like brown paper bags? That will give Buttons more privacy.

    Please help with the following questions.
    1. What type and strength of light bulb have you in the dome?
    2. Room temp during the day where the enclosure sits =?
    3. Room temp at night = ?
    4. Does the sun add to the warmth of this room during the day?
    5. What does your hygrometer say: daily max RH = ?
    6. Daily min RH = ?
    7. What are your plans for the sphagnum moss? It can increase humidity wherever you put it.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    What type and strength of light bulb have you in the dome? :::Fluorescent Bulb Mini Daylight 13w=60w 860Lumens

    Room temp during the day where the enclosure sits ::: Roughly 70f

    Room temp at night ::: about the same as day honestly.

    Does the sun add to the warmth of this room during the day ::: Slightly although i have curtains.
    What does your hygrometer say: daily max RH :: If i leave it out of the tank etc its 30 to 40% humidity although the weather outside reads normally between 70 and 80% although today it was 97% (yes my windows are open i don't have an A/C in anymore as it is coming to winter time here)

    Daily min RH ::: Weather wise it would be 70 to 80% durring spring/summer and winter i don't honestly know at the moment.

    What are your plans for the sphagnum moss? It can increase humidity wherever you put it. ::: I put it around the bottom of the enclosure for now in certain areas to try and increase humidity although not to much luck so far still testing it out around the area.


    Other then that he is already using the whole enclosure like the minute i set it up even tho his day lamp was on and such he just started to explore and he seems so much happier and also he seems excited to have so much area to climb

    I'd also like to mention the humidity and such i listed off is the humidity outside and in my house for the most part. The humidity in the tank if i don't put fogger on and such and only mist in morning and night his humidity will drop to 30% which i don't understand how and why im honestly thinking the analog thing is busted i thought about trying the salt test but i have a new hydrometer on its way -Digital One- so i really hope that solves the mystery of the humidity if not then i don't understand what is going on because it feels humid in my house i sit about 4 to 5 feet away from the tank and trust me when i say it feels humid in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
    What type and strength of light bulb have you in the dome? :: Fluorescent Bulb Mini Daylight 13w=60w 860Lumens

    Room temp during the day where the enclosure sits ::: Roughly 60f

    Room temp at night ::: about the same as day honestly.

    . . . . . .

    I'd also like to mention the humidity and such i listed off is the humidity outside and in my house for the most part. The humidity in the tank if i don't put fogger on and such and only mist in morning and night his humidity will drop to 30% which i don't understand how and why im honestly thinking the analog thing is busted i thought about trying the salt test but i have a new hydrometer on its way -Digital One- so i really hope that solves the mystery of the humidity if not then i don't understand what is going on because it feels humid in my house i sit about 4 to 5 feet away from the tank and trust me when i say it feels humid in here.
    60*F = 15.5*C Do you mean 60*F?

    I am really confused. Is it really 60*F during the day and at night where Buttons' enclosure sits? If that's true, it's NOT enough for a crested gecko.

    Compact fluorescent bulbs don't add heat at all.

    Let's focus on proper temps first; then dial in humidity. Proper temps are what will make or break Buttons' health. Turn off the fogger until your digital hygrometer arrives. I have never heard of anyone using a fogger for a crested gecko.

    Spray heavily at night. Then let the humidity fall until the next night. If Buttons' looks a bit pale during this experiment, spray a bit more often but only then.

    Please rely only on a digital hygrometer when yours arrives. It only matters what an accurate hygrometer says INSIDE the enclosure. Those digital readings are what I need.

    Let's add some bushy silk foliage to the middle of the enclosure. Buttons needs additional hiding places. I think he feels exposed. Check out a medium-tall snake plant. Snake plants are easy to keep alive. Let the snake plant dry out between watering. A snake plant helps add humidity.
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    Nooo i mean 60% Humidity, his temps are always between 70f and 80f most towards the 80 tho. I would never let his temp drop below 70f i did my research on a lot of that i am just having massive problems with humidity. Which now that i added the Moss to the tank it seems to slowly be sorting its self out more. I will upload a video on youtube of his enclosure today and post it on here hopefully the moderators don't get to upset i understand links aren't allowed but i really would like to just show you more of whats going on and i feel like photo's aren't doing me any justice right now.

    I just noticed the typo now im going to go edit that post and fix it. although i'd like to point out that the enclosure temp inside is always between 70f and 80f but closer to 80 the majority of the time it drops to like 75f sometimes durring the night.

    Also i checked the petsmart yesterday to get some hide spots and such they had aboslutely nothing locally im ordering something online today also my order at allreptiles with the vines and such still hasent shipped so im going to goto amazon right now and get some hide spots for him although he does have a good few spots right now in the middle of the tanks so between the top and bottom of it but he only goes there once and awhile. other then that the second he knows im coming or he hears me near by he instantly runs up to the glass now and waits for me to open it the second i open it he pretty much jumps on my hand and just looks at me all content.

    Oh also for the snake plant, i don't trust anything they put on plants so when i wash it down and such for the dirt etc in the small pot what do you recommend? (Sorry i've never actually done anything with plants before in my life since the age of 14 until now *28* i've just been busting my butt off working in factories so i never had to do anything really with plants) Pretty much i just want to do it the right way the first time around hehe.

    Video of Buttons Enclosure
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    Thanks for your video!

    Soil mixes can't be shipped to other countries. FYI: https://www.joshsfrogs.com/josh-s-fr...-4-quarts.html

    #6---Custom Soil Mix especially for Sansevieria (snake plant): fertilizer-free
    Cresties are hard on plants, because they bounce around like Tigger. Use resilient plants like sansevieria.

    Sansevieria varieties include squatty ones, upright ones, and very tall ones.

    Plant sansevieria in terra cotta pots or in plastic pots. CrestedRick's cork bark round planters work fine too.

    I plant most my sansevieria in this fertilizer-free, perlite-free, custom mix or in fertilizer-free sandy soil. They do well. (This mix may be poor for pothos.)
    • 2/3 Wonder Worm Earth Worm Castings (pure form of humus)
    • 1/3 Eco Earth coco fiber

    Sansevieria are quite tolerant of low light. A 15-25 watt incandescent bulb from Ace Hardware or Home Depot overhead in an 8.5 inch dome fixture during the day will be all the sansevieria needs to support its growth. Let sansevieria dry out between watering.
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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Well i get paid tomorrow so once all my bills clear i am going to throw some stuff up that i find etc and i will ask for advice before purchasing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
    Well i get paid tomorrow so once all my bills clear i am going to throw some stuff up that i find etc and i will ask for advice before purchasing.
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    Try googling silk foliage for your area. I love Exo Terra Ficus Silk Plants with light and dark leaves. They come in short, medium, and long. There are other ones available (abutilon, ruscus).

    For your 12 x 12 x 18 you'll probably want the medium length ones. I don't know their exact length.

    Hang these from the glass with the attached plastic suction cup. (Apply a little vegetable oil to the suction cup. That helps the suction cup grip longer.)
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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