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 Post subject: A new home, a new viv
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:30 pm 
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Hi guys,

I'm soon to moving into a new flat with my girlfriend and we thought we'd take this opportunity to get Una a new viv, she's something like 3 and a half now and really needs more space than she has now.

Can anyone give me some examples of good viv's/viv setups etc? Preferably like to keep the energy consumption down if possible but not bothered if its not.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:39 pm 
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Basically anything that provides approx. 8 sq. ft of floor space is good. So if possible a viv measuring 1200 mm x 600 mm x 600 mm would be ideal - personally I make my own and being in Aus don't see the same manufactured ones as you do, however I believe the Viv Exotic range are pretty good.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:03 am 
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Something like this?

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/ ... geSize=45#

I can get this in my local pets at home, along with a heat lamp, uv light, thermostat, basic temperature gauge...anything else? I use argos playsand for the base, works really well :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:44 am 
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Don't by reptile heat lamps a Phillips RO80 75 watt spotlight does the same job at a lot less cost. If you go for a thermostat them get a dimming stat and for a thermometer get a digital one - the round stick on items are up to 5 deg. out. Play sand is good but do add some rocks to give his feet some exercise over different surfaces, sandstone is good, it doesn't get overly hot but does retain heat over a longer period which helps with a natural cooling down daily.

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