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    Hi. I'm a newbie or will be a newbie at Geckoes my question is I am gonna build a 150cm*50*50 terrarium inside an aquarium. it will be almost 10 cm height of ground soil before surface. So if i put heating mat under aquarium does it affects whole soil up or i need to buy another type of heating (cable, cemaic.). Thanks best regars

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    Can you have a lower soil level on the hot side? That's what I do for my AFT enclosures. It may be that overhead lighting will work better, I'm not sure. Check out some of the bioactive Facebook groups and see what they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    Can you have a lower soil level on the hot side? That's what I do for my AFT enclosures. It may be that overhead lighting will work better, I'm not sure. Check out some of the bioactive Facebook groups and see what they say.

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    Wow you replied me on both forums i created post on two forums because of reply rates of reptile forums is very low.
    i can make soil and layers stepped, but also i can choose cresteds for this type of terrarium. my only concern about crested is ability of climbing, jumping and leaving their tails easily. i read it most of them leaving their tail in case of danger quick moves or breeding phase.
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    I find cresteds are somewhat more likely to lose their tails than leopard geckos, especially if you have more than one in a cage.

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    Some soils/substrates are insulators. That means heat from a heat mat won't reach your leo.

    In those circumstances I recommend overhead heating with a ceramic heat emitter (CHE).

    Temperatures - A temperature gradient from warm to cool maintains your leo's health. Here's a temperature guide for all leopard geckos as measured with the probe of a digital thermometer or a temp gun (and controlled by a thermostat set at 91*F/32.8*C):
    • 88-92 F (31.1-33.3 C) ground temperature right underneath a leo's warm dry hide
    • no greater than 82ish F (27.8ish C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the warm end
    • no greater than 75 F (23.9 C) air temperature - 4 inches above ground on the cool end
    Click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Gekko kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (Phelsuma barbouri) ~ (Lygodactylus kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Thank you Elizabeth. I thınk i will be going with crested as a starter. i have 1.5m 0.6m 0.8m aquarium which i can divide it with glass and make 2 terrarium for cresteds and leos. i want to be more expert rather than only reading with cresteds after that i will definitely get leopards Its bit tricky to find it in Turkey both species but im very excited about these wingless little dragons
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    You're very welcome. Hands-on experience is the best teacher as long as one also researches.

    Welcome to Geckos Unlimited!

    Leos need length; crested geckos need height.

    Click right here for Crestie Tips: Correlophus ciliatus (crested gecko) Care Sheet Summary & Tips -- March 2017 update
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    And I'm thinking to buy "Repashy Super Foods Crested Gecko Meal Replacement Powder, 3 oz. " does this still needs calcium and d3 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dacaroglu View Post
    And I'm thinking to buy "Repashy Super Foods Crested Gecko Meal Replacement Powder, 3 oz. " does this still needs calcium and d3 ?
    Repashy's meal replacement powder contains D3. Check for cholocalciferol. I've only used Pangea's Crested Gecko Meal Replacement Powder. Is Pangea's diet available in Turkey?

    Occasionally feed insects. Can you get crickets?

    I suggest lightly dusting insects with a powdered calcium with D3 supplement at 1 feeding per month. I use Zoo Med's supplements.
    Click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Gekko kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (Phelsuma barbouri) ~ (Lygodactylus kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Repashy's meal replacement powder contains D3. Check for cholocalciferol. I've only used Pangea's Crested Gecko Meal Replacement Powder. Is Pangea's diet available in Turkey?

    Occasionally feed insects. Can you get crickets?

    I suggest lightly dusting insects with a powdered calcium with D3 supplement at 1 feeding per month. I use Zoo Med's supplements.
    i can get pangea gecko food from Amazon (thanks to Amazon at least they send pangea products) also i can get crickets but to hold them i need to shock them first im not used to hold crickets but i can hold various larvaes without hesitation since i love fishing

    By the way i purchased"Pangea Fruit Mix With Insects Crested Gecko Complete Diet 1/2 lb" from amazon im slightly collecting needs before purchase my gecko
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