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    Default `Do I have a correct list of what my leopard gecko will need?


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    Please tell me if the under tank heater is good and good watage/power for a 10 gallon tank. Also tell me if this is a good or bad setup

    Tank: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Basic-Aqua...-Pets/10312733
    Top screen: Grreat Choice

    Substrate: Amazon.com : Zilla 11608 Terrarium Liner, 10-Gallon, Brown : Pet Terrariums : Pet Supplies

    Hide on warm end: Amazon.com : Exo Terra Reptile Cave, Medium : Reptile Supplies : Pet Supplies

    Hide on cold end / moist hide: Amazon.com : Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave, Medium : Leopard Gecko : Pet Supplies

    Heater (Tell me if the 8x6 is good for a 10 gallon tank): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002AQCKA/...ing=UTF8&psc=1

    Thermometer: http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Digita...ometer+zoo+med

    Water dish: http://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Wate...+reptile+small

    Also please tell me a good thermestat thats not too expensive for a leopard gecko tank with the heat pad Im using.



    NOTE: Read Elizabeth Freer's Caresheet!. This main list I made is not really good, so just keep reading and buy once you know exactly what you need.
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    Terrarium instead of aquarium would be much better. Your gecko might be scared from reaching him from the top. + 10 gallon is really a minimum, 20 gallon really makes a difference.

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    Get a 20 gallon long style tank, most pet stores will have $1 per gallon sales so you can get it for $20 during the sale. Then for a 20 gallon long get a 11 x 17 uth. A good thermostat is the hydrofarm, its about $35. Paper towels or tile are great for the floor. The problem with that carpet is its holds a lot of bacteria and your geckos teeth and nails will get stuck in it. You are going to need 3 hides. One warm dry hide, one warm moist hide, and one dry cool hide. That thermometer is one that many use here!
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    I don't have have a pet store near here so I was going to get the tank at walmart. The closest store is pet supplies plus.

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    And won't paper towels be a fire hazard?

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    Paper towels are not a fire hazard when used with the appropriate heating pad. The tank sealant would fail at a much lower temperature than that where the paper towels would catch fire. I use them for all of my leo's tanks without any problem. One of mine used to like to either chew or claw any loose piece he could find, but he outgrew that.

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    Would 10 gallon be good for now?

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    And I've heard that you only need 2 hides, A Warm dry and a colder moist
    Also do I have to have a thermestat or are they just optional?
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    Hi! I've been doing loads of research and I'm going to get a leopard gecko soon, this is the supply list I've made.



    。Cage~ Aqueon

    。top~ Petco Heat Resistant Screen Top at PETCO

    。water dish~ ZOO MED™ Repti Rock Reptile Dish | Food & Water Bowls | PetSmart

    。calcium dish~ Lee's Mealworm Dish at PETCO

    。calcium for dish~ Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3 Reptile Supplement at PETCO

    。heat mat~ http://t.petco.com/product/6353/Zoo-...sultRedirect=1

    。dimmer for heat mat~ http://www.electricbargainstores.com...Fc6PHwodBSkK_Q

    。warm hide~ http://t.petco.com/product/114642/Pe...-Hideaway.aspx

    。cool hide~ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exo-Terra-Ge...25.m3641.l6368

    。moist hide~ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exo-Terra-Re...25.m3641.l6368

    。moss for moist hide~ http://t.petco.com/product/108967/Zo...ies_Substrates

    。humidity monitor~ http://www.amazon.com/Chaney-Instrum...8941437&sr=8-3

    。temp monitor~ http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-ReptiT...oomed+temp+gun
    OR... Http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...nlinegeckos-20



    。mister~ http://t.petco.com/product/119980/Co...umidityControl
    (WARNING: only use sparingly- geckos can get respiratory disease if the humidity is too high!! Use mostly for keeping moist hide moist, watering plants<if lives plants are used> , and as an emergency shedding aid {if some shed skin is stuck on gecko})

    。cricket shaker~ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exo-Terra-Cr...3D181833104508

    Note the light dimmer- I may use a hydrofarm later but really I dont see the purpose of investing money into a thing like that when you can use a light dimmer for less than half the price and when there's more important things to invest money into when it comes to reptiles. The thermostat's purpose is to make sure the heat map doesnt get to hot or cold, also, just in case you were wondering. The dimmer pretty much does the same thing, but not automatically-which, I am fine with, because I'm willing to check the heat mat temperature often. Keep in mind this is my opinion as some people may think that this isn't the best route to go and that' it's better to just get a thermostat, but, like I already said, I'm probably going to get one later. Also not listed above, I am going to be using slate tiles for substrate because they are easy to clean, little claws and teeth can't get caught in it, and some people say it's good with distributing an even layer of heat. Also, slate and rocks like this are found in leopard gecko's natural habitats so this could be more beneficial for them. Lastly, Temperature guns are wayy more accurate than any other means of heat measuring. Hope this helps
    P.S. Though leopard geckos really only need a warm hide and a moist hide, its best to also get a cool hide so they can take refuge to a cool spot that isnt wet when needed. Also as people were saying earlier, a 20 gallon terrarium is better for leopard geckos, but a 10 gallon for 1 gecko is perfectly fine.
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    I keep mine in 20 long tanks. Some people do use 10 gallon tanks, but it's really difficult to give them a good temperature gradient in such a small tank.

    As to the hides, the more the better, but if only giving one moist hide, it really belongs on the warm side of the tank.

    Thermostats are very useful, I would not recommend a new keeper attempt to use any heating device without one.

    Todd
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