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Posted by miskafied on April 18, 2003 at 17:31:51:
In Reply to: Re: my CWD's new home posted by Kyle Koski on April 18, 2003 at 16:34:05:
thanks for the advice on the guppies, will do. as for a larger enclosure...my boyfriend just bought a slew of power tools. he's ramping up now to build a nice enclosure.
::when i got first my baby water dragon from the NY reptile expo on 4/13/03, he was scrunched in a tupperware with 15 other CWDs... at least now he has room to roam. this is my first CWD.
::he's abt 4 mos. old. this is a 45 gal tank. we plan on building him a large enclosure when he grows. he use a orchid bark/sphagnum peat moss substrate, he has a reptisun 5.0 3' long strip, three basking lamps (i use 75 watt plant food lights)-one is used to heat the water (temp/humid avg at 80-85 degrees & 75%), a tupperware tub w/ small filter-i change his water every other day (except if i notice a poo then i change it that day), a UTH on the soil side, and four types of repti-safe plants (parlor palm, air plants, ficus & schefflera arboricloa). the thermo/hygrometers (radioshack) are wireless, can be read from another room, and ring an alarm if levels fall below a certain preset that i determine).
::he seems pretty happy in his new home. i welcome any comments for improvements.
::ciao for now,
:Very nice dragon and cage. Do plan on building a new cage like you said but my only advice is to plan ahead and atleast know how your are going to do it and what will be in it, as they do grow very fast. Keep in mind the time it will take to build the cage as well. Only reason I tell you this is because this was my only mistake and its not fun dealing with a mad dragon in a small home. You diet sounds fine for a hatchling, try small fish (guppies) on occasion. Hope this helps Kyle