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    Make sure to use a textured porcelain tile so...

    Make sure to use a textured porcelain tile so that it isn't too slippery for your gecko. I use a textured porcelain tile myself and find it works great for many reasons. The UTH works great with...
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    Hi there. Sorry for being late to respond. ...

    Hi there. Sorry for being late to respond. There is a retailer here in Canada that it looks like they would have the Arcadia Shade Dweller fixture and bulb in stock. Perhaps they ship to the USA? ...
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    Looking good!

    Looking good!
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    I think that is a good call for your setup. The...

    I think that is a good call for your setup. The DHP does not need a large dome.
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    You guys are so lucky you can keep Dubia roaches....

    You guys are so lucky you can keep Dubia roaches. We are not allowed them in Canada. :( I would switch to them in a heartbeat instead of crickets if I could!
  6. I was just recently in correspondence with Dr....

    I was just recently in correspondence with Dr. Fran Baines about the adequacy of using the Zoo Med Repti Sun 10.0 Mini Compact bulb in a 20 long enclosure with an 8.5" dome reflector with a white...
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    This is the dome I have: Zilla Premium Reflector...

    This is the dome I have:
    Zilla Premium Reflector Dome, Black 8.5" https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B005OCWP1Q/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_qisOEb9WCBA78

    But my understanding is that you could use different size...
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    Very nice! I really like your setup. Truth be...

    Very nice! I really like your setup. Truth be told, I'm a bit envious! :)
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    Looks good! If it was my tank. I would try to...

    Looks good! If it was my tank. I would try to move the log up closer to your foliage to allow you to move the water dish more over to the cooler side. I would put the DHP close to overtop of your...
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    You definitely want to put the DHP overhead on...

    You definitely want to put the DHP overhead on the warm side. Use it as an overhead heater. Make sure your gecko cannot reach it. As far as the probe goes. It is advised by Arcadia and other...
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    I concur with Elizabeth. That does look like a...

    I concur with Elizabeth. That does look like a GREAT setup! Congrats and nice work.
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    Not sure about the size of your enclosure, but to...

    Not sure about the size of your enclosure, but to get a proper temp gradient I would recommend a 20 Gallon long at the minimum. What is that substrate that you are using? I personally use and...
  13. If you cannot fit a moist hide in there due to...

    If you cannot fit a moist hide in there due to the tank being too cramped, I would look into getting a larger tank. You will need one eventually anyways. At minimum, I would recommend a 20 Gallon...
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    Definitely sounds like a good plan.

    Definitely sounds like a good plan.
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    Some people (even some very knowledgable ones) ...

    Some people (even some very knowledgable ones) don't use an undertank heater with a DHP. But I myself prefer to since at night our house can get quite cold in the winter. I am currently using one...
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    I should add...I am actually tracking the...

    I should add...I am actually tracking the temperature in 5 areas for the tank. With three being the most important.

    1. Digital Thermostat with humidity sensor on cool side.
    2. Exo Terra...
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    From the conversations I have had with the folks...

    From the conversations I have had with the folks at Arcadia, if your enclosure is 12" high, the 50 Watt should be sufficient. I myself use a 50 watt for my 20 Gallon long enclosure and with a few...
  18. Some great advice, as always by Elizabeth above!!...

    Some great advice, as always by Elizabeth above!! I second the not feeding Waxworms except perhaps as a treat. I have never fed waxworms to our Gecko simply because I don't want to risk him...
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    You can feed off the Pupae. But not the Beatles.

    You can feed off the Pupae. But not the Beatles.
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    I agree with Elizabeth!

    I agree with Elizabeth!
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    Great advice above. I highly recommend upgrading...

    Great advice above. I highly recommend upgrading to a 20 Long enclosure at least. The sooner the better I would say.
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    They will go where they decide to go...mine has...

    They will go where they decide to go...mine has gone on top of his hides but not inside. I would try to use a reptile safe cleaner to clean the spot inside the hide. They may yet decide to go...
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    In all my research about it, I have never once...

    In all my research about it, I have never once heard that tile can be detrimental to a gecko's well being. Perhaps Elizabeth and Aliza could comment further here as well as some of the other...
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    Good choice getting the DHP bulb! What size is...

    Good choice getting the DHP bulb! What size is your terrarium? I would recommend getting some slate rocks either at your local landscaping store or from Amazon. Make sure to wash them thoroughly...
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    I use the 50 W heater bulb for a 20 gallon long...

    I use the 50 W heater bulb for a 20 gallon long enclosure.
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