Originally Posted by lvandert
I already have the calcium powder and I hope to get some small crickets this weekend. As for bedding I'm doing 2-3 inches of that coconut fiber natural soil bedding and 2 inches of peat gravel under that. It's very dry here so I'm keeping about an inch of water in the gravel to maintain humidity levels. It works beautifully too. It makes a humidity gradient through the cage; sticks about 70-80% at the bottom and 40-50% at the top.
it sounds like you have a good setup for the gecko in the long tem. how big is the terrarium? sometimes you can just jump to a 20g tank for an adult and sometimes you need to start smaller. the important thing is for the gecko to smell and find the food. large KK can also work for babies if they have trouble finding the food in larger terrariums.
just one caution about coco fiber bedding for young geckoes. its a precaution to use paper towel until they're atleast 10-20g in weight. that way they might not ingest too much coco fiber and risk impaction when their digestion systems aren't large enough to let it pass. you can monitor the gecko to see if he gets any coc fiber in his mouth at this young age.
I have my gecko in a 18inch cube terrarium, roughly 25gal worth. I did look for a 20g capacity but I got a better deal with the 18inch cube terrarium. terrariums are damn expensive new or used
I like your setup to keep the humidity. I have yet to try that gravel peat and cocoa setup.
these are a few things ive learned personally and from forums sites in the past.