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Posted by: rtl402 at Tue Aug 2 09:06:07 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rtl402 ]  
   

your best option here is to google 'uro wiki' for the best up to date info. You need to make a lot of changes.
get rid of the calcium sand and heat rock right away. You need a good temperature gradient, which means a larger enclosure. 75 gallon fish tank would be absolute minimum. (48"x18"x18"

Diet should consist of escarole, curly endive (also known as chickory), bok choy, radicchio, dandelion greens, etc.
The foods you are feeding are definitely a no-no.

Get a good digital thermometer and IR temp gun (tempgun.com) very reasonable price. This will give you proper temp readings for basking and ambient temps. Also a good UVB bulb (reptileuv.com) should be used. The tube bulbs do not have a very good output and need to be 6" away to be effective. Get a good MVB (mercury vapor bulb) 16" away and you will get great UVB output and heat for up to a year per bulb!


   

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