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 #2275837


War Machine
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 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Well I’m in the midst of getting a day gecko. Probably around the end of september, and I’ve just started the enclosure today. I’d like some inspiration on how to furnish it :) So if you could post up yours please do!

Here is mine today.







Its 40"x20"x20", everything will be carved to a rock like texture, then laced with concrete. I’ll keep you posted!

Thanks!



08/06/12  07:21pm

 #2275974


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  Message To: War Machine   In reference to Message Id: 2275837


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Slow forum lol

Did some more work tonight





Foreground objects are next



08/07/12  09:31pm

 #2275988


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  Message To: War Machine   In reference to Message Id: 2275974


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

I’m having a hard time determining how big it is. The first photo next to the pool makes it look HUGE. The one on the counter make it look smaller. If it’s as huge as I think it is, you’ll really want to deck it out with sticks and vines. The sticks should be hung more or less horizontally (can be diagonal) across the top and middle of the tank, and the vines/pothos/leaves/etc can be everywhere in between. If you leave it open and undecorated in the center, the day gecko may try to jump from one area of leafage to another and miss, then fall and crash hard at the flooring. I’ve known keepers who had arboreal geckos with an overly large tank before that didn’t put ’catch’ points in the middle of the tank in case the gecko fell, and lost them to bad falls.

Otherwise, it looks incredible =D I wish I had a tank that awesome-looking for my golden gecko. I really want to make him a bigger tank.



08/07/12  11:22pm

 #2276013


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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2275988


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

It’s 40"x20"x20" like I stated. And that is just background work. I’m doing foreground objects next. Like I also stated.



08/08/12  09:23am

 #2276039


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  Message To: War Machine   In reference to Message Id: 2276013


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Ah, bloody well. That was really unobservant of me. =D Thanks for restating all that. Good luck!




08/08/12  01:46pm

 #2276265


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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2276039


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Well, I’m pumped. Can you tell me the general materials as a whole that you used? I want to build a bigger tank now for my golden gecko. Amp it up a notch.



08/09/12  04:03pm

 #2276303


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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2276265


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Yes of course. But first, tonights updates..







Framed the door, added more to the walls, foamed a bunch lol

so far materials have been easy, I think I’m only $25 into it lol had a lot laying around. But here is what i have INTO it

- 40 gallon breeder turned sideways, You can build a wooden frame cheaper and easily.
- 2 cans of red expandable foam
- 1 8x2x2 sheet of styrofoam
- Exacto knife and blades
- Mushroom ledge
- Fake leaves
- cabinet hinges for the door

and a lot of creativity and ingenuity.

From scratch, built of wood, This setup should run no more then $150



08/09/12  09:02pm

 #2276329


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  Message To: War Machine   In reference to Message Id: 2276303


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Hey what youve done is pretty cool. Im going to a store tomorrow to get the foam to make my gargoyle geckos tank all cool like... What did you say you were putting over the foam? Cause i was considering a spray paint than a sealer... then adding excavator...



08/10/12  01:29am

 #2276418


War Machine
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  Message To: Kate.1993   In reference to Message Id: 2276329


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

The expandable foam will be siliconed, then applied a coat of Eco earth to give it a dirt texture. The foam board, will be laced with a coat of concrete.

I’m all done the construction now, and will be applying the eco earth tomorrow.



08/10/12  07:44pm

 #2276443


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  Message To: War Machine   In reference to Message Id: 2276418


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Okay thats cool. Im starting the work on my tank tomorrow. Pictures will be up as well.



08/11/12  01:30am

 #2277819


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  Message To: Kate.1993   In reference to Message Id: 2276443


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

So yesterday I layed the first coat of "quikrete Quickwall" and wow, already its stronger then grout, I tried to pinch an area to puncture through the styrofoam, and could not. I’ll apply a second coat tonight. I’m thoroughly impressed at the strength compared to grout. And its about 3x cheaper then grout. Though I left mine white to hand paint it after, they have color additives for the mix.





08/25/12  11:41am

 #2277983


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  Message To: Kate.1993   In reference to Message Id: 2276443


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Pretty much done







08/26/12  05:44pm

 #2281661


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  Message To: War Machine   In reference to Message Id: 2277983


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

wow this was way last month. it’s a lovely cage; the only thing i would add is some bamboo big enough to crawl through. day geckos appreciate that. my baby’s dishes sit on two suction-cup shower soap dishes high up on her cage wall, but you have built those shelves in. i hope your critter enjoys it.

jesse



09/29/12  06:55pm

 #2281710


War Machine
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  Message To: Tempestborn   In reference to Message Id: 2281661


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Didn’t end up using this enclosure. Built another, a tad smaller.

http://www.youtube . com/watch?v=7gzpbYlwgNU&feature=plcp

Remove the space at .com.





09/30/12  10:47am

 #2281828


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  Message To: War Machine   In reference to Message Id: 2281710


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Awesomesauce. Good job, man.

I saw that you got some williamsi over on the monitor forum. Good on ya. Love those things, especially love doing art of them. Sad that they’re endangered now, though...



10/01/12  05:54pm

 #2281909


War Machine
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2281828


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Yes they are awesome

I’ve ditched the fake centerpiece plant, for a live pothos, much better











10/02/12  06:39pm

 #2281914


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  Message To: War Machine   In reference to Message Id: 2281909


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

So great. That is one wicked cage for them. And you’re right, live pothos is the way to go. So easy to keep alive. I have my pothos in an old chili bottle that I washed out. You know, to keep it from rooting all over the tank and for easy removal.


If you have only one male and one female, I’d suggest getting a second female. Though territory issues wont be a problem in a tank that big, it can spread out the male’s breeding urges. That and you’d get more eggs to help keep the species going. =D



10/02/12  07:21pm

 #2281929


War Machine
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  Message To: KrazyKelli   In reference to Message Id: 2281914


 Day Gecko Enclosures.

Yes I am on the hunt for 1 or 2 more females! I will keep you posted :)



10/02/12  08:34pm


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