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    Hi there! I was curious about something. I impulse bought 2 miniature water pumps with the intention of making miniature water features for my 2 leo tanks. And when I say small, I mean very shallow with maybe pebbles covering up the pumps and letting the water trickle over the pumps and whatnot. I am uncertain, though, because I worry this will raise the humidity too high. However, it's starting to transition into winter (which is very dry here) so I figured it would be worth a shot just to see if it was safe, and if the humidity ended up being too high I would take them out. Thoughts?

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    I have several questions that might affect your decision.
    1. What dimensions are both your leo enclosures?
    2. Have you a good hygrometer?
    3. May I ask what part of the country do you live in?
    4. Do you also use A/C in hot months?
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    My tank is a 20 gallon long, my hygrometers are coming in the mail so I'm unsure how good they are, I'm located in missouri and I do use AC in the summer. Tbh I've more or less already decided against using it in my tanks and rather repurposing the pumps for something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiowakaykay View Post
    My tank is a 20 gallon long, my hygrometers are coming in the mail so I'm unsure how good they are, I'm located in missouri and I do use AC in the summer. Tbh I've more or less already decided against using it in my tanks and rather repurposing the pumps for something else.
    I live on the northern Oregon coast. It's difficult to keep humidity up even there in "typical" warm humid hides. I don't use A/C.

    If you're looking for a couple excellent humid hides for your leos, please check out these OMEM hides via Amazon. Both my leo and a northern velvet gecko seem to love theirs. The advantage is that these hides keep the humidity consistent 24/7 just by filling the basin on top versus removing the hides.

    Method #6 -- Proactive Method
    Here's an excellent proactive approach! A LARGE terra cotta cave with a basin on top will keep ANY gecko's humidity higher 24/7. Since the humidification cave is made from clay, colors vary some. Use this cave + an 8 ounce water dish for your leopard gecko.

    July 2020: My leopard gecko loves her new LARGE terra cotta humid hide with the basin on top! Place that hide on a textured ceramic tile or on a piece of slate on the enclosure's warm end right next to the warm dry hide. Use sphagnum moss inside as a bedding. Fill the basin on top with water daily.

    My leo uses this terra cotta hide all the time! She alternates between her warm dry hide and this warm humid hide. This terra cotta humid hide retains a constant humidity level without any effort on my part. My leo's former humid hide was often dry, quite dry in fact.

    Terra cotta is porous. It is the only type hide that actually "breathes".
    Click: https://www.amazon.com/OMEM-Reptiles.../dp/B01M1NTI44

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    Sizes
    Small: 3.54'' x 2.76'' x 2.36''
    Medium: 4.72'' x 3.35'' x 2.95'' (Good size for Oedura castelnaui - Northern Velvet Geckos)
    Large OMEM hide (for ALL leopard geckos up to maybe 90 grams): 5.9'' x 4.72'' x 3.74''
    X-Large: At this time OMEM does not make an XL version of their terra cotta hide.

    The entry hole for the large OMEM terra cotta hide measures 2 inches wide x 1.5 inches high.


    For link 4 click: 7 Stuck Shed Humidity Box Assists for a gecko's toes, body, head, & eyes -- September 2020 (update includes OMEM terra cotta humidification hides!)
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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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