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    Leo Plants

    I thought it would be cool to get some living plants in my geckos tank. Any info on what kind of lighting is needed and substrate would be great. Also a list of plants or a link that can help me with this would be good.

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    Re: Leo Plants

    Alole and hawthonia and such plants would be your best bet, I would use a sand loam or soil loam mix for leopard geckos. It's heavy but it dries hard to prevent ingestion by the animal.
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    Re: Leo Plants

    thank you very much, what are these plants lighting needs?

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    Re: Leo Plants

    an old UVB tube that is 6 months past is perfect for those plants. If not you can get a good grow light from Home Depot. They are desert type plants so require a decent amount of light.
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    Re: Leo Plants

    sounds good I actually have an old UVB tube from my tortoises, it's been working forever, but I'm sure doesn't give off much of anythign anymore.

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    Re: Leo Plants

    what about ordering some sort of light off of Mega-Ray? I'm confused when it comes to lighting = /??

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    Re: Leo Plants

    For light just for plants there is no reason to go to all that expense. Just go to your local hardware store.
    If you get one cool white and one warm light tube your plants will grow just fine.
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    Re: Leo Plants

    Quote Originally Posted by titus View Post
    Alole and hawthonia and such plants would be your best bet, I would use a sand loam or soil loam mix for leopard geckos. It's heavy but it dries hard to prevent ingestion by the animal.
    Where could I get these substrates? and I've heard most plants have pesticides on them, will this hurt the lizard?

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    Re: Leo Plants

    You can get pure loam online from most places and mix it with the sand or your choice or the brick coco substrates. Lucky Reptile has a sand loam mix product now, though I find that it dries alittle too hard, though you could thin it out with a bit more sand.
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    Re: Leo Plants

    thanks a lot, think homedepot will have a light tube for growing plants?

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