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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
    Alright, I'll just pick up 2 types and see whats in them but spring water is just spring water right? Sorry im not to educated
    "Spring water" should indicate the water was collected from streams.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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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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    It says "Spring Water, OZone" in the ingredients. It also says Source: Feversham Ontario.

    Total dissolved mineral salts: 290 P.P.M.
    Fluoride ions: 0.0 P.P.M.

    Thats all the information on the bottle.
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    Any info on getting rid of water stains/mineral deposits from spring water misting on the glass? I clearly don't want to use any type of cleaning agents etc and i don't mind cleaning the tank daily if needed im just trying to find out an easier way as right now i basically need to use my nails to scrap it off. I typically clean his enclosure every 2 days but i try to wipe it down daily.

    Also i know this maybe an odd question but im trying to find his poop to make sure he is properly eating and such and ill be honest. I have no clue what his poop should generally look like lol. Like what type of deposits should i be looking for in the tank. I do clean out his tank daily but idk what i am actually looking for here.

    Other then that i see him drinking water so thats good i have yet to catch him in the act of eating his food tho other then when i do feed him crickets. Which if im doing this wrong please correct me right away but i give him a cricket every 2 days as he is only 2 months and 4 days old right now and from a few sites i've seen they say to feed him every 2 days? Anyways i would like more information on this if anyone could help me out. Oh also i have managed to get him to eat the repashy but only if i feed him it on my finger again i do keep my eye on the enclosure a lot and i stay up until 4am typically every day so its strange how i haven't physically seen him eat from his dish.

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    Can you read my replies OK?

    Any info on getting rid of water stains/mineral deposits from spring water misting on the glass? I clearly don't want to use any type of cleaning agents etc and i don't mind cleaning the tank daily if needed im just trying to find out an easier way as right now i basically need to use my nails to scrap it off. I typically clean his enclosure every 2 days but i try to wipe it down daily.

    Unfortunately there is no decent way to rid the glass of calcium and mineral deposits. When these deposits build up, they are impossible to remove except by maybe using some type electric buffer.

    Are you misting by hand now? When one uses a hand mister, it's easy to direct sprays on the substrate, ficus, and other cage furnishings.

    Breaking down the entire vivarium frequently is very stressful for Buttons. Perhaps deep cleaning every month would be frequent enough so you could still scratch off those annoying deposits.

    Also i know this maybe an odd question but im trying to find his poop to make sure he is properly eating and such and ill be honest. I have no clue what his poop should generally look like lol. Like what type of deposits should i be looking for in the tank. I do clean out his tank daily but idk what i am actually looking for here.

    When you feed a powdered diet like Repashy (or Pangea), gecko poops tend to be lighter brown. Often the feces has a small urate attached. That urate should be white.

    If Buttons was only eating crickets, his poops would generally be dark brown with a small urate attached.

    Other then that i see him drinking water so thats good i have yet to catch him in the act of eating his food tho other then when i do feed him crickets. Which if im doing this wrong please correct me right away but i give him a cricket every 2 days as he is only 2 months and 4 days old right now and from a few sites i've seen they say to feed him every 2 days? Anyways i would like more information on this if anyone could help me out. Oh also i have managed to get him to eat the repashy but only if i feed him it on my finger again i do keep my eye on the enclosure a lot and i stay up until 4am typically every day so its strange how i haven't physically seen him eat from his dish.

    It sounds like both of us are night owls!

    Congratulations! Feeding Buttons crickets on a regular basis is important! Otherwise these guys become dependent on powdered diets.

    The best way to monitor his eating is to weigh him about every 2 weeks.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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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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    alright, well i think i found some urate around which is a good sign then but i have yet to find his poop. I've been keeping an eye on it tho.

    Also i did read your reply i was just hoping maybe someone else would jump in with a solution as well. I'm just generally a very clean person and i want to try to keep his glass as clean as possible. I got his CorkBark log today and its perfect for him i don't know if he likes it much yet but when i placed him back into the enclosure after cleaning and adding the new stuff to it etc he seems to question it a bit so we will see how he reacts over the next few days.
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    Alright, So the Digital Thermostat+Hydrometer is in so no more analog! Now its reading 27.7C which is 81.86 So how do i cool down the enclosure a bit? Also the Hydrometer is working good and seems to be on par with things showing proper reading and i feel more comfortable so now i can regulate his Humidity way better and be less worried. I have the Thermostat+Hydrometer sitting on the outside of the enclosure with the little prob sitting in the tank on the backdrop area for the most part. I don't know if i should put it behind the backdrop or not but right now its infront of the backdrop. Buttons is asleep but when he wakes up he will see this white thing hanging down now lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
    Alright, So the Digital Thermostat+Hydrometer is in so no more analog! Now its reading 27.7C which is 81.86 So how do i cool down the enclosure a bit? Also the Hydrometer is working good and seems to be on par with things showing proper reading and i feel more comfortable so now i can regulate his Humidity way better and be less worried. I have the Thermostat+Hydrometer sitting on the outside of the enclosure with the little prob sitting in the tank on the backdrop area for the most part. I don't know if i should put it behind the backdrop or not but right now its infront of the backdrop. Buttons is asleep but when he wakes up he will see this white thing hanging down now lol.
    1. Are you using a bulb for heat? Is it dimmable? If so, a simple dimmer like this will allow you to decrease the temp in small increments. Otherwise, low 80s maximum is fine for Buttons.
    2. Let your digital hygrometer readings settle in today. Record them at various times.
    3. Are you still using your misting machine? That will cause significantly more problems with calcium build up than hand spraying once per evening will.
    4. In an earlier message I recommended hanging the probe in the center of the enclosure. Dangling the probe in the center will show a good average reading. I don't think placing the probe anywhere else will give the reading Buttons needs.


    Please address each item above.
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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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    For the day light im using a 13W Fluorescent Bulb which generates little to no heat. It outputs 860 Lumens. But thats his Daylight. (Brand: Philips Energy Saver Mini Twister Compact Fluorecent Builb 13w=60w Daylight) This was recommended on an other forum as it creates little to no heat and Buttons doesn't need a heat lamp according to other things i've read since he can live healthy in normal room temps.

    I'll have to find a small enough zip tie then in order to hang it properly in the middle of the enclosure.

    As for the Reptile Fogger it recommends not to use anything other then Distilled water or it can damage the machine so im getting no calcium build ups from that its mainly from the spray in the morning and night but im keeping up with it daily to try and make sure i dont get any bad water spots as i really don't want it to mess up the glass on the enclosure.

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    Enclosure Update & New Photos


    I had to create a photo album on google as the photos seem to be to high quality for the forums So you can view updated photos here. I think i got some really nice shots of him ^_^

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/1jcQEpWK4teGbRVv7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttons View Post
    . . . . . .

    I had to create a photo album on google as the photos seem to be to high quality for the forums So you can view updated photos here. I think i got some really nice shots of him ^_^

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/1jcQEpWK4teGbRVv7
    Wow, NICE! Buttons has so many options! His enclosure looks wonderful!

    How is Buttons liking what you've done?
    "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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