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    Hey mate, You'll find with the correct vent...

    Hey mate,
    You'll find with the correct vent placement, heating the enclosure won't be a problem.

    My enclosure was 1200 x 900 x 900, I had one larger vent in the roof, 3 smaller ones on the...
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    I don't have much experience with MVB, however am...

    I don't have much experience with MVB, however am aware the good quality ones are better than a good quality fluro. That being said, fluro can be more than adequate.

    From what I know, running both...
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    Sounds like you're doing well. Correct temps...

    Sounds like you're doing well.
    Correct temps assist in digestion, and in the end, poop.

    A shallow warm bath always helps. When I was getting mine ready for brumation, I sat him in a bath of warm...
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    Good work. You should see a difference with this...

    Good work.
    You should see a difference with this setup.

    I can't recall if you are running a thermostat or not, but if you are, you should see the globe staying on for longer, which will assist in...
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    If you are able to upgrade the vent sizing, it...

    If you are able to upgrade the vent sizing, it will be more than enough.
    To give you an idea, my setup is:
    Vent down low on hot end, vent up high on cool end.
    Heat brings air in through lower vent...
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    More airflow generally helps. Means the basking...

    More airflow generally helps. Means the basking light is on for longer, but allows you to have a high basking temp but enough airflow to flush warm air out.

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    What kind of sand is that? Looks wet and clumpy....

    What kind of sand is that? Looks wet and clumpy.

    Humidity is another thing that is important to keep an eye on. Wet sand, or large bodies of water will quickly spike humidity in an enclosure which...
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    Use by I'm not sure, but rep-cal is still in...

    Use by I'm not sure, but rep-cal is still in production so I'd imagine they're not old stock.
    These are the 4.1oz jar for calcium and 3.2oz for Herptivite

    100% transperancy, I've factored in...
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    Just keep an eye on temps, ensure the cool end...

    Just keep an eye on temps, ensure the cool end doesn't get too warm, elevate an object to get closer to the heat source if neccasary to achieve the correct temp.
    Watch your beardy, if it spends too...
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    Airflow is your friend. It takes a bit of...

    Airflow is your friend.
    It takes a bit of tinkering to get right.

    Head to bunnings and pick up Phillips spotlight globes, these are cheaper and the same thing as the expensive reptile ones. Get...
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    I'm not a pygmy owner, but from what I know they...

    I'm not a pygmy owner, but from what I know they require slightly less heat than your standard bearded.
    That being said, my basking spot is 40deg, cool end, 22-26

    Firstly, change the ceramic heat...
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    Ok all, More time invested, and I have found...

    Ok all,

    More time invested, and I have found out a couple of things;
    No distributor exists anymore for the reptile range of Rep-Cal products, hence why Livefoods, The Herp Shop, etc, don't have...
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    You haven't seen me salt my eggs! Lol Well I...

    You haven't seen me salt my eggs! Lol
    Well I might hit up Amazon and have rep-cal calcium and rep-cal vitamin sent over, should take about a month, but with dexter in brumation I've got some time up...
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    From what I've worked out, MVB helps provide...

    From what I've worked out, MVB helps provide enough D3, as does natural sunlight, but running even high quality 10% or 12% fluros doesn't seem enough to nullify the need for added D3?

    It's a...
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    So I found a guy near me who lists that he...

    So I found a guy near me who lists that he imports Rep-Cal, thought this would be a good replacement - no longer stocks it.
    Said that someone else in Australia does, I just can't find them.

    Seems...
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    Yeah sure do, I'm running an Arcadia Deep Heat...

    Yeah sure do, I'm running an Arcadia Deep Heat Emitter as my secondary heat source, which must be run on a dimmer, so I run a powerboard off the dimming Habistat, with both heat sources running off...
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    I did see that one, struggling to find anyone who...

    I did see that one, struggling to find anyone who has both the vitamin product and calcium product in stock, seems I'll have to buy from two different stores.

    I highly doubt I'll have the time to...
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    Oh, and on temperature control; While I run two...

    Oh, and on temperature control;
    While I run two heat sources - a lightless heat source and a basking bulb, I control both of these off a thermostat, which as it gets closer to the set temperature,...
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    Hi k3arah, welcome to the forum. You'll find...

    Hi k3arah, welcome to the forum.

    You'll find being a glass terrarium, you'll lose heat rather rapidly. Timber/Melamine enclosures are much better suited due to their heat retention properties....
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    They only dropped the reptile range, the rest of...

    They only dropped the reptile range, the rest of the aristopet range still lives on. Unfortunately there just doesn't seem to be a big market for reptile vitamins?

    Sent from my SM-G965F using...
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    Little update, Aristopet was purchased by...

    Little update, Aristopet was purchased by Masterpet.
    Masterpet didn't like the low turnover of the reptile range of Aristopet product so had it discontinued.

    I am enquiring about a 150g bag of...
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    DL; calling on your wisdom here.... Obviously...

    DL; calling on your wisdom here....
    Obviously having MVB makes a big difference, but even those running fluro's as a UVB source, research shows using calcium with D3 may not be a good thing?
    I...
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    As above, they can vary so much in size and...

    As above, they can vary so much in size and weight, there's really no other way to determine age.
    Mine is a 14 month old boy, and weighs in at 390g (currently in brumation). I don't have a length,...
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    And I just realised the repti cal I listed is a...

    And I just realised the repti cal I listed is a cal + vitamin, so not what we're after anyway.
    Back to the drawing board

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    Hi, welcome to the forum! Good on you for taking...

    Hi, welcome to the forum!
    Good on you for taking her in and ensuring she is looked after and healthy, its unfortunate that no one has claimed her.

    There are in fact pygmy, or dwarf variations to...
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