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    Ok, so what are the humidity levels supposed to be on average in a 10 gal tank???

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    Between 40-50 would be ideal with 40 being the "perfect" zone quoted by most. But you can have variations, particularly between the summer and winter months. There are some experienced keepers here who have much higher ambient humidity with no ill effects in the summer or quite a bit lower in the winter and their leos do fine. As long as the rest of your husbandry is correct (correct warm area temps, temp gradient towards cool side, humid hide with proper temp in there and humidity, proper amount of hides...etc.) your leo should do fine.

    Although...I would suggest a 10 gallon tank for an adult leopard gecko is quite small and it will be a tad difficult to get a proper temp gradient. A 20 gallon long would be closer to ideal and not too much more expensive than a 10 gallon allowing you to have a proper temp gradient and more exploring room for your pet.
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    I thought the 10gal was a bit small. It's nice that someone else, that knows what they're talking about, verifies my suspicions. I'm having a difficult time keeping the humidity level up. I guess I just have to be diligent at misting the sphagnum moss to make sure it stays up.

    Thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillysmom View Post
    I thought the 10gal was a bit small. It's nice that someone else, that knows what they're talking about, verifies my suspicions. I'm having a difficult time keeping the humidity level up. I guess I just have to be diligent at misting the sphagnum moss to make sure it stays up.

    Thank you very much.
    Decent humidity levels range from 40-60%. In summers leos generally have no trouble with higher humidity for several months.

    The best starter enclosure (and perhaps a forever home) for a leopard gecko is a 20 gallon long: 30 x 12 x 12 inches high with an 11 x 17 inch Ultratherm heat mat + thermostat. Even a hatchling will use ALL the space that's there. For some leos this enclosure will ultimately be too small.
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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