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Thats fine, just wondering, I saw it somewhere but I can't remember where.

Are there any recommended brands or watts or anything that I should use for heating? I look at the lighting section of the pet store and get so overwhelmed. I was thinking of for sure getting a night heating lamp, any other ideas?
As canadiancritter said, you don't need any heating unless it gets REALLY cold in your house. If that happens, use an undertank heater (but put it on the side of the tank).

You don't need lighting either but you CAN (it's definitely not needed) use a simple fluorescent light for viewing purposes. Just make sure there are plenty of hiding spots so the gecko can get out of the light if needed. Plus, then you can grow live plants if you want.




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It gets less than 60 in my house in the wintertime, I don't like to pay for heat, my house is too old and doesn't retain the heat anyways. Should I get the night time one then? Or just the undertank heater will be fine?
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And under tank heater would be fine.





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Cool, thank you so much. This is turning out to be quite the bargain! Just found a 30 gal tank with screen for FREE on craigslist. Yay!

Thanks so much for the advice!
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Cool, thank you so much. This is turning out to be quite the bargain! Just found a 30 gal tank with screen for FREE on craigslist. Yay!

Thanks so much for the advice!
Craigslist is awesome .

Just go buy clips or something to hold the screen on (since you'll be flipping it) and you should be fine.




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A 30 gallon is perfect for an adult. Make sure you either get an adult who could live in a 30 gallon right away or you keep a juvjie in a smaller set up in till it's ready for the 30 gallon





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Hmm. Is there any way that I could just shorten the tank? I really don't want to get another tank, as I would probably just fill it with more animals I don't need. Do you think I could put a piece of cardboard in there or something to make it smaller?
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really it is probably ok to just have it in the 30, just have lots of hides.

No geckos grow up in small nature then move to the big nature.

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You could just use a Kritter Keeper. Some people have succeeds keeping small geckos in large tanks but you need to be sure that the gecko is eating and pooping which can be hard to tell in a large tank. It can also be hard to find you gecko in a large tank since you would need to use a lot of plants.





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