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Recent content by octanejunkie

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    Planning a 10G display tank for our leo

    I returned the sand, opting for play sand as a conductive bed in a 10 gallon, covered with paper towels for now. The ultimate plan is a 20 gallon long with a mix of substrates including gravel and Coco fiber for the moist areas and a rockscape with climbing opportunities Sent from my Pixel XL...
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    New leopard gecko in the house

    4 month update Rocco has basically doubled in size since we got her, probably because she eats like it's going out of style. We had to start handling her very slowly as she is young and timid, and got defensive easily, and often hissed. After slowly working with her to build trust (starting...
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    Rescued a Leo that only eats wax worms!

    Obviously, that needs to change. Raised by a high school girl since she was in third grade, Hyper the leopard gecko, has been somewhat neglected (she got bored with him) and he became very anti social, but he's very friendly and tame. Hyper welcomes contact and licks a lot. He never objects to...
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    Planning a 10G display tank for our leo

    I tried some compacting some eco earth, 1" but when it dried it just wipes away. I need 3+ inches to compact. I have some lugarti tarantula substrate, but it's pricy and also not super dense. The worst part of both these is that they act as insulators rather than conductors of the UTH pad, so...
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    Planning a 10G display tank for our leo

    20L it is! I had a spare one lying around Any advice about substrate? I'd love to use some sort of sand for several reasons. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Planning a 10G display tank for our leo

    We have a young leopard gecko and want to build a 10 gallon tank for it that is attractive, functional and easy to maintain. We know the basics, hides, basking area, hot side/cool side, plants, etc but are looking for ideas and inspiration as well as tips from experienced keepers with display...
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    Enclosure diy build

    Sweet build, mind listing the materials you used?
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    New leopard gecko in the house

    I put a wifi cam on the side of the tank and we see Rocco moving about all around the tank when when we are not around or are quiet - it still tends to hide when we are around or active. Rocco is also eating everything we put in there, medium crickets, roach nymphs and mealworms. We will get...
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    New leopard gecko in the house

    It wouldn't eat larger roaches, like 15mm size, and the medium crickets the pet store had we like 30mm At least it's eating something Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Alive and just laying here

    Alive and just laying here
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    New leopard gecko in the house

    UPDATE Removed Lat nymphs and put pinhead lats in and boom, Rocco is eating. Saw the lizard with a food item in it's mouth Since then I added mealworms and pinhead crickets, now 3 feeder types, and they all seem to be disappearing from the tank No more poop has been found but it appears the...
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    New leopard gecko in the house

    Woke up to a poop in the tank this morning so I know it's been out and about, so I dropped two small roach nymphs in the tank this morning but both were still there when I got home from work. I'll leave them in overnight to see if Rocco gets peckish in the dark. LoL my daughter named it...
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    New leopard gecko in the house

    Thanks for the reply @acpart I'm concerned that the animal has done nothing but hide the entire time we've owned it, which is about 24 hours at this point. Even in the store the animal was hiding in the enclosure and seemed agitated when handled by store staff and us; hissing and being...
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    New leopard gecko in the house

    Checking in from Los Angeles, first-time leopard gecko owner but not new to reptiles. My daughter and I have a few tarantulas but she really wanted a gecko so I picked a baby / juvie leo up from PetSmart yesterday. We've got it convalescing in a 3 gallon quarantine tank on paper towel with a...
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