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**Supplies** (I can give links to all affordable options from amazon, if youd like. Just ask)
-at least a 15 gallon tank.
-uva/uvb bulb (no higher than 75w)
-vitamin & mineral powder with D3 (A lot of people use both these and uva/uvb, including myself. But if both powders and UV are necessary is still debated)
-Ceramic lamp (aka reptile lamp)
-Calcium Powder
-Reptile Heat Mat
-Surface thermometer (sometimes comes with heat mat)
-Temp & Humidity Gauge (they have some that have both)
-Decorations (plants, logs, climbing rocks. All optional, but they seem to enjoy exploring these thing)
-Water Dish (filled and in tank at all times)
-Calcium Powder dish (can use cap from a bottle. Always keep in dish)
-Substrate (coconut fiber, reptile carpet, slate, tiles, shelf liner, newspaper, paper towel)
-sphagnum moss (can substitute with damp paper towel)
-2 or 3 hides.

**Set up/Details:**

-Warm side should be between 88-93 (about 90, goal) degrees on the tank floor.
-Cool side should be your room temperature in the 70-76 degrees. 30-40 humidity, tested on cool side.
-Heat mat goes on one side (substrate on top)
-Heat and/or just UV lamp over side with heat mat.
-Hide positions: one over heat mat and one on cool side. You will also need a humid hide (i set this in between warm and cool side (with moist moss or paper towel inside, keep moist. Some people only put this hide in when shedding starts, i always keep one in. You can use a tupperware with a hole cut in it for them to walk through. Use tape to cover sharp edge or sand down with sandpaper)
-Water bowl on cool side.

Put calcium dish wherever you want, but always leave it in tank.
-To clean use reptile scoop or paper towel. (geckos ‘go’ in the same spot, so its easy)
If I’ve forgotten anything anyone, please add.

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