36 Expert-Approved Tank Setup Ideas For Leopard Geckos

Expert-Approved Tank Setup Ideas For Leopard Geckos

Because of having mild-temperament, leopard geckos are popular among pet lovers. You can keep your geckos happy and healthy by giving them a nice home. If you find the readymade enclosures too costly, you can DIY a leopard gecko tank at home.

All you require is space and the right environment to set up the enclosure. In this article, I’ve penned down 36 expert-approved tank setup ideas for leopard geckos. You can take or modify any of these ideas to make a happy home for geckos.

Key Takeaways

  • You should choose a large enclosure for your leopard geckos to provide roaming, exploring, and climbing opportunities.
  • Although all tank designs may not have a complete setup, you can bring other required items.
  • Keeping the temperature and humidity range ideal is the key to keeping your leopard geckos happy.
  • Also, you must add a tank lid for the leopard gecko tank of any design. Your gecko can escape from any little hole.

1. Simple Leopard Gecko Tank

Supplies and décorsTank, substrate, plant, lighting, food bowl, logs, cave, etc.
Difficulty levelEasy

If you want to create a basic leopard gecko tank, you should go for this simple leopard gecko tank. To make an ideal habitat, you need to choose a wide glass tank first. Since your leopard gecko isn’t fond of climbing, you need not choose any tall tank.

Since it is a simple gecko tank, you’ll require a substrate, lighting system, hideout, and a few plants. This tank design allows you to keep a deep layer of substrate at the bottom of the enclosure.

You might know that leopard geckos rely on the environmental temperature for heat. That’s why you can create a heat gradient in your simple leopard gecko tank. So, you should fix the lighting at one corner of the tank where the temperature should remain 87-90 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can keep a cave as a hideout for your gecko in the cool corner. If your gecko wants to take shelter, it can take a rest inside the cave. Make sure to keep the humidity level around 20-40%. Finally, you can finish the setup by adding a live plant, food bowl, and logs.

2. Gecko’s Bridge Terrarium

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Supplies and décorsSubstrate, rocks, live plants, UVB lighting, hammock, reptile bridge, water dish, etc.
Difficulty levelModerate

Do you want to add creative features to your Leopard Gecko’s tank? Then, let’s take a look at the gecko’s bridge terrarium. The main attraction of this tank is the hanging reptile bridge.

Also, this tank design doesn’t show plain background. To remove the boredom, you should DIY the background of the tank with silicon, rocks, and other stuff. Afterward, you need to add topsoil as the substrate for your leopard geckos.

Then, you can add large rocks, a reptile hammock, a food bowl, a water dish, live plants, etc. Finally, you can attack two corners of the hanging bridge with two walls of the tank. This bridge will help your gecko enjoy the basking light a bit closer to the light.

3. Bioactive Enclosure

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, logs, ledges, live plants, rocks, cave, skull décor, UVB lighting, water dish, clean up crews, etc.
Difficulty levelHard

You might want to give it a try with the flow of a self-sufficient tank. In that case, you can create a bioactive enclosure for your leopard geckos. This tank will require less maintenance than the regular tanks.

The first thing to do is add bioactive substrate to this bioactive enclosure. Besides, this tank design has a lucrative background that you need to DIY with logs, ledges rocks, etc. To keep your gecko healthy, you must maintain optimal humidity and temperature level.

If the humidity level doesn’t remain ideal, your leopard gecko may have trouble shedding. To make the tank more natural, you should add logs to this bioactive enclosure. In addition, you can add rocks, caves, skull décor, live plants, etc.

Some hanging plants will increase the beauty of this bioactive terrarium. The unique part of this tank design is the addition of clean-up crews. Since it is a bioactive tank, you must leave some tank maintenance crews to remove the shed, poop, and waste.

4. Leo’s Urban Jungle

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, live plants, artificial plants, water dish, logs, rocks, etc.
Difficulty levelModerate

You might know the significance of humidity for leopard geckos. That’s why you can choose Leo’s urban jungle tank design. In this tank setup, you need to recreate a humid environment filled with live plants.

First, you should set up the bottom of the tank with a deep layer of topsoil. Keep the substrate wet that helps your gecko remain hydrated. If you observe a forest habitation of geckos, you’ll find them hiding under leaves, rocks, plants, logs, etc.

In this urban jungle tank, you need to fill the tank with different types of live plants. You can choose  Snake plants, miniature bromeliads, Cryptocoryne, and some colorful artificial plants. In addition, you should keep a water dish, rocks, and logs.

5. Diy Cavern Gecko Tank

Supplies and décorsExcavator clay, ledges, plants, rocks, UVB lighting, logs, etc.
Difficulty levelModerate

In the wild, leopard geckos tend to live in cold and dark caves. To give your geckos a naturalistic environment, you can choose this cavern gecko tank. In this tank design, you need to DIY the entire enclosure with excavator clay, logs, ledges, etc.

This special type of substrate will help you form any shape. So, you can create tunnels and hideouts for your leopard geckos. As a result, there will be an uneven background and substrate area in this bioactive tank.

Although leopard geckos do not require UVB lighting, you should install UVB lighting to reduce the risk of metabolic bone disease. Make sure to keep an optimal temperature range during daytime and nighttime.

6. Leopard Gacko’s Stacked Rocks Tank

Supplies and décorsSand, rocks, cave, water dish, dry plants, etc.
Difficulty levelModerate

This tank design gives your leopard gecko a sense of realism within the enclosure. Before starting the work, you must plan a layout for this tank design. Otherwise, you might make a mass instead of setting up a stacked rock tank.

These stacked rocks can be used as basking areas for your leopard geckos. Also, there will be opportunities to hide for your leopard geckos. Another feature of this tank design is no foliage. As a result, this leopard gecko’s stacked rocks tank will give the appearance of a dry environment.

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7. Classy Custommade Gecko’s Tank

Supplies and décorsClay-based soil, logs, branches, loose dirt, hanging plants, etc.
Difficulty levelHard

A large portion of leopard geckos are found on mountain slopes in humid environments. To recreate such natural habitation, you can customize your leopard gecko’s tank with logs, plants, branches, and compost substrates. For this, you need to arrange the logs and branches in your classy gecko’s tank.

Afterward, you can cover these items with a mixture of topsoil, clay-based soil, and gravel. To pull off the ultimate beauty, you can spread a thin layer of loose soil. You can also add some hanging plants.

Finally, you must not forget to add the required equipment for your leopard geckos. Such as heat mat, basking lamp, thermometer, etc.

8. Cozy Leopard Gecko’s Room

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, Pascal background, cave, water dish, logs, live plants, etc.
Difficulty levelModerate

Leopard geckos are so low maintenance that you can readily recreate their enclosure. The first step to making your gecko’s room unique is not to keep the background of the tank bare. A Pascal background will change the outlook of your leopard gecko’s tank.

You should choose a large enclosure for your geckos to provide sufficient space. To make a naturalistic habitat, you must keep a layer of topsoil substrate. This Cozy leopard gecko’s room design prefers to keep minimal items.

So, you can add the basic items for your leopard geckos. Such as a cave hideout, water dish, logs, and a few live plants. Due to keeping fewer items, your leopard geckos will find lots of places to explore and roam in this room. 

9. Simple Gecko’s Tank With Woods

Supplies and décorsWood slate, logs, piled woods, UVB lighting, thermometer, etc.
Difficulty levelEasy

If you want to try something simple, you can set up a simple gecko tank with wood. Since leopard geckos hail from arid or semi-arid areas, this tank design will surely suit the demand of your geckos. Another significant thing to notice is no substrate in this tank design.

Keep some stacked or piles of logs at one corner of the tank. To prevent the deficiency of vitamin D, you need to install UVB lighting. The specialty of this tank design is the piece of wood slate kept below the UVB lighting.

In consequence, this slate will absorb more heat for your leopard geckos. Also, you need not add any plants to this simple gecko tank with wood. Make sure to monitor the temperature and humidity level of your gecko’s tank.

10. Leo’s Perfect Room With Accessories

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, cave, logs, rocks, piled woods, live plants, Pascal background, etc.
Difficulty levelModerate

This perfect tank design is a complete setup for your leopard geckos. Despite adding lots of accessories, this tank design layout lets your leopard geckos enjoy the spacious space. The first step of perfection is to add a background and substrate to this tank.

Afterward, you can lots of hideouts made of wood, rocks, and DIY cave. Keep a large log to make a nice seat for your leopard geckos. Because of lots of wooden accessories, this tank can absorb the heat for your geckos.

Since geckos do not live in bushy areas, you need not keep heavy plantations. But, the addition of some foliage can bring the utmost perfection to your Leo’s room. Don’t forget to maintain an ideal humidity level for your leopard geckos.

11. Leopard Geckos Arid Hideouts Tank

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, hollow logs, rocks, small plants, UVB lighting, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

Do you want to give priority to the explorative needs of your leopard geckos? Then, you can take a look at this arid hideout tank design. This tank design will give a vintage look along with fulfilling the requirements of your geckos.

The first step is to make a 3-4” deep layer of substrate at the bottom of the tank. It’ll help your ground-dwelling geckos enjoy roaming around the tank. This tank design layout shows a perfect assembly of hollow logs, driftwood, and rocks.

Your leopard geckos can smoothly take shelter and rest in these hideouts. Place a small water dish for your geckos. Since there is a little number of small plants, the entire environment remains arid.

12. Desert Oasis Tank

Supplies and décorsSand, reptile carpet, driftwood, logs, plants, UVB lighting, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

Since leopard geckos hail from dry habitations, this desert oasis tank will be a perfect tank design for your geckos. You can use sand at different heights to create dimension. Also, this tank design allows you to add reptile carpet to prevent impaction.

The sand will bring out a perfect desert-like vibe in the enclosure. In the middle of the enclosure, you can place some logs, driftwood, and plants. These items will be excellent climbing places for your geckos to enjoy basking.

You might know that temperature and humidity levels play crucial roles to keep good health of your geckos. That’s why you need to create a thermal gradient in your gecko’s desert oasis.

13. Gecko’s Tank With Carved Rocky Background

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, rocks, silicone foam, clay, caves, lighting, thermometer, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

This tank design gives a rustic and vintage look by pulling off the attraction towards the carved rocky background. To implement this idea, you need to DIY the background with clay, rocks, silicon foam, etc.

Instead of making a plain background, you can try carved formations to help your geckos climb the wall. But, it is mainly done for aesthetic purposes since geckos do not like to climb much. Also, you should add some live plants and a water bowl.

To create a thermal gradient, you need to install the basking light at one corner of the tank. This gecko’s tank also provides nice shelter to hideouts in caves. Keep in mind to make the hideouts moist.

14. Classy Leopard Gecko Room

Supplies and décorsWooden cave, tray, plants, basking light, thermometer, etc.
Difficulty level Easy

Sometimes, simplicity shows the beauty or classiness of a particular thing. The same thing can go for a classy leopard gecko room. You’ll require just a few basic items required for your leopard geckos.

The main attraction of this tank design is a DIY wooden cave. It almost looks like a miniature hotel room for your leopard geckos that works as a hideout. You can keep a few grass plants in another corner of the tank.

In addition, you can keep a piece of flat rock right beneath the basking light. Your leopard gecko can enjoy basking by sitting there. This hot area should maintain around 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit temperature.  

15. Dark Gecko Tank With Inclined Path

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, cardboard, artificial hideout, cave, water dish, plants, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

This tank setup design is pretty simple that fulfills the basic demands of your leopard geckos. Its most attractive feature is the inclined path that helps your geckos enjoy the basking.

Since leopard geckos are low-maintenance pets, these lizards do not require such things. After keeping a layer of substrate, you can keep a cave hideout for your leopard gecko. You need to keep the cave in the cooler gradient of the tank.

Then, you need to DIY a separate rack with a strong paperboard. Along with the rack, you can keep the inclined path. Also, this tank design shows the addition of two pots of plants, a water dish, and an artificial cave.

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16. Woody Adventure Terrarium

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, wood logs, branches ledges, water dish, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

Woody adventure terrarium is a fine realistic tank idea for your leopard geckos. Its dry environment makes a perfect room to thrive for geckos. The substrate of this tank design will give your leopard geckos opportunities to burrow and lay eggs in it.

For substrate, you can choose a mixture of topsoil, sand, and excavator clay. Now, it’s up to you how to set the arrangements of woods, logs, and ledges. Your leopard geckos can do adventure within the assembly of hollow logs and ledges.

Moreover, these hollow wood can work as fine hideouts for your leopard geckos. Another feature of this woody adventure terrarium is low foliage that replicates the wild habitation of geckos. However, you can add more options to help your geckos take an adventure within its terrarium.

17. The Sandy Bottom Terrarium

Supplies and décorsSand, rocks, cave, aloe vera, branches, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

Although there are debates about keeping leopard geckos on the sand, keeping geckos in the sand is a popular idea. Because of the risk of impaction, you must not keep your baby or juvenile geckos in this tank setup.

So, the sandy bottom terrarium idea is mainly for adult leopard geckos. To maintain safety, you can choose calcium-based sand for your leopard geckos.

Since the main hero of this tank design is sand, you need to fill the bottom layer with sand. Instead of keeping it plain, you can make a wavy formation of the sand substrate. Also, you can DIY a cave with sand.

In addition, this sandy bottom terrarium includes some rocks, aloe vera, and dry branches. Do not forget to monitor the humidity and temperature range of this tank.

18. Canyon Terrarium

Supplies and décorsWood plate, dried leaves, water dish, lighting, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

If you want to try something different, you can try this canyon terrarium idea. But, it’ll take some time and effort to DIY this terrarium. This tank design depicts two narrow cliffs attached with two setups at different heights.

The entire setup gives a vintage vibe due to the presence of dried leaves. To help your geckos hide, you can add a wooden cave to this terrarium. Also, you need to create a thermal gradient for your leopard geckos.

This canyon terrarium looks unique because of adjusting two wooden plates at different heights. The attached logs will help your geckos climb up to these heights. Besides, you must keep a water dish in the middle of this canyon terrarium.

19. Minimalistic Leopard Gecko Tank

Supplies and décorsSubstrare, water dish, driftwood, cave, skull décor, lighting, etc.
Difficulty levelEasy

The minimalist people will surely want to set up a minimalistic tank for their leopard geckos. That’s why this minimalistic leopard geckos tank comes up with only a few basic items. This tank design shows a layer of substrate for the comfort of your geckos, a cave and skull décor to hide, driftwood to enjoy basking, and a water dish.

You need to choose the substrate wisely to avoid impaction. Also, you might know that these geckos rely on lighting sources to establish their daily circadian rhythm. So, driftwood placed under the lighting source will help your geckos get proper exposure to lighting.

Another significant attribute of this minimalistic terrarium is having no plants. After all, this tank design will allow only the most demanded basic items for your leopard geckos. 

20. Diy Leopard Gecko Tank With Driftwood

Supplies and décorsDriftwood, cave, water dish, lighting, live plants, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

You can DIY a leopard gecko tank smoothly with driftwood. All you need to do is to set up large driftwood in your gecko’s tank. It’ll work as the shelter, climbing and resting place, and décor item.

A readymade cave can be placed in the cool corner of your leopard gecko’s tank. It’ll help your gecko escape from excess heat and temperature.

Since these geckos hail from middle-east, you must ensure their day and night cycle. Make sure to keep around 20-40% humidity level for your geckos. Finally, you can make the final touch with some live plants.

21. Pascal Background Gecko Terrarium

Supplies and décorsPascal background, water bowl, food bowl, reptile carpet, lighting, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

The specialty of this gecko tank setup is the addition of a Pascal background. When you do not add any background, leopard geckos do not usually find the barrier. So, these lizards often tend to walk through the glass wall mistakenly.

Moreover, a Pascal background will increase the beauty of your leopard gecko terrarium. You can choose any background that can maintain the privacy of your leopard geckos. Otherwise, you can also DIY such a background.

Since leopard geckos dwell on the ground, you need to add substrate. You can add a reptile carpet or a bioactive mixture. Finally, complete the setup with a cave, water bowl, food bowl, and lighting.

22. Gecko’s Hide & Seek Terrarium

Supplies and décorsSand, topsoil, clay, plants, lighting, humidifier, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

This hide & seek terrarium design provides lots of opportunities to hide for your leopard geckos. Generally, hideouts are an essential part of the habitations of geckos. Without hideouts, these geckos may become stressed due to not having any shelter.

To follow this tank design, you need to form caves with sand, topsoil, and clay. So, you can give any texture, height, and depth of these caves using those materials. Another thing to remember is to make the opening big enough for your geckos.

While making caves, you can consider making dry caves and humid caves. The dry cave should be set on the warm gradient of the tank. On the other hand, you should mist the caves of cooler sides.

Your geckos can shed smoothly taking shelter in humid caves. After adding all basic materials, your hide-and-seek terrarium will be ready for your leopard geckos.

23. Gecko’s Into The Wild Terrarium

Supplies and décorsClay, topsoil, sand, ledges, cave, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

Another jaw-dropping gecko tank is the Into The Wild terrarium design. The entire setup will give your leopard geckos a true vibe of nature. Also, this tank design allows you to use the maximum space of the enclosure.

Instead of keeping bare walls, you need to DIY all backgrounds of the enclosure. For this, you’ll require topsoil, clay, sand, loose soil, rocks, etc. Also, you can place some ledges and logs to help your gecko climb the formations.

Another magnificent thing about this tank design is having two caves. One cave should be kept dry and warm. It’ll help your leopard regulate its thermal activity. On the other hand, you need to set up a moist and dry cave. Finally, add some live planta to flaunt the naturalistic vibe of the tank.

24. Perfect Naturalistic Gecko Tank 

Supplies and décorsBlack foam, driftwood, bioactive mixture, hanging plants, rocks, water dishes, cleaning-up crews, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

Are you a perfectionist? Then, you must want to make a perfect naturalistic terrarium for your leopard geckos.

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First of all, you need to manage a large tank for your leopard geckos. It’ll be better to use a glass tank because of its heat-absorbing attribute. After that, you should spray some silicone foam at the bottom layer, which creates a water-resistant cover. The next thing to do is to place the driftwood among the sprays.

Finally, you can add a bioactive mixture as a substrate for your leopard geckos. Add some dried leaves and hanging plants to add a jungle vibe. Also, you should keep a water dish, rocks, and lighting system for your leopard geckos. By adding some cleaning crews, this perfect gecko terrarium will be a bioactive tank too.

25. Leopard Gecko Park

Supplies and décorsTopsoil, clay, sand, cave, rocks, live plants, lighting, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

The leopard gecko park design is a brilliant setup where your gecko may find peace. To DIY this unique tank, you might give some extra effort.

Also, you’ll require a tall tank to implement this tank design. Then, you need to fill up the bottom layer with a safe substrate for your geckos. To recreate a park-like view, you have to DIY a separate formation with two stairways. This tank design shows live plants in a separate part of the tank.

While setting up lighting, you should fix it in one corner of the tank. Thus, there will be two corners – warm and cool. Besides, you can add some hideouts for your leopard geckos to take a rest.

26. Dry Landscape For Leopard Geckos

Supplies and décorsSand, artificial décor, water dish, logs, driftwood, lighting, humidifier, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

In the wild, you’ll find leopard geckos thriving in dry environments. To replicate their natural environment, you can set up a dry landscape tank. This tank design allows you to use sand as the dry substrate for your geckos.

Another feature of this tank design is its simplicity. You’ll need to add only the basic items required for your leopard geckos. Put some driftwood, logs, an artificial cave, a water dish, and ultraviolet lighting.

Since it is a dry landscape tank design, there will be fewer plants. Make sure to keep an ideal humidity range within 30-40%.

27. Leopard Gecko’s White Palace

Supplies and décorsSilicone foam, stacked rocks or woods, hideouts, live plants, etc.
Difficulty levelHard

Being inspired by the white house, you can make a white palace for your leopard geckos. For this, you need to DIY all accessories in white color. This tank design also allows you to prepare a white background for your geckos.

Instead of making it plain, you can give it an uneven texture. Also, you can DIY stacked rocks to create the background. Then, you should add some hideouts that need to be white-colored.

Keep some live plants to bring out the naturalistic vibe. However, this gecko’s white palace doesn’t include any substrate. But, you can always modify any tank design for the comfort of your leopard geckos.

28. Peaceful Oasis For Leopard Geckos

Supplies and décorsReptile hammock, hideouts, water bowl, plants, rocks, etc.
Difficulty level Easy

Do you dream of a tidy and arranged tank for your leopard geckos? Then, this peaceful oasis tank idea can fulfill your wish. You need to make the tank congested with lots of items in this tank setup.

A lucrative feature of this tank idea is its background. Without any background, your leopard geckos can mistake the glass wall for a walk-through passage. That’s why you can add a sticker background or Pascal background.

Afterward, you should set up an arrangement of the décor items. You can add a reptile hammock, hideout, basking rock, water dish, food bowl, etc. Besides, you must monitor the temperature of the warm and cool corners of this peaceful oasis gecko terrarium.

29. Leopard Gecko Playground

Supplies and décorsCaves, hollow logs, reptile hammocks, hanging plants, water dishes, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

Because of the layout and lighting, this tank setup design gives a vintage appearance. You can turn out the enclosure into a playground for your leopard geckos. For this, you need to choose special décor items.

While implementing the idea of a leopard gecko playground, you must not forget to add a deep layer of substrate. Otherwise, it won’t be fun for your geckos to run and play around the tank. Keep a large hollow log at one corner of the tank.

Your leopard gecko can take shelter or have some adventure through this. To upgrade this tank idea, you can include some caves and reptile hammocks. These items will help your leopard geckos climb, explore, and roam the entire space.

30. DIY Combined Double Enclosure

Supplies and décorsA tall cupboard, substrate, caves, skull décor, LED lighting, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

Do you have both chameleon and leopard geckos? Then, you can reduce your hassle by making a combined enclosure for both reptiles. Wait! We’re not telling you to keep them in a similar enclosure.

All you need is a tall cupboard to set up two tanks. Since chameleons are climbers, you can keep the upper portion for them with climbing opportunities. For the ground dweller geckos, you need to set up the bottom portion.

To make the tank comfortable, you must add a substrate of bio-mixture. This tank design idea allows you to add all the necessary items required for your leopard geckos. Such as homemade or artificial caves, skull décor, LED light, misting system, etc.

31. Leopard Gecko Rocky Landscape Tank

Supplies and décorsRocks, silicone foam, water dish, LED lighting, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

This rocky landscape tank design portrays a dry environment that shows the realism of their wild habitation in captivity. The entire tank setup will be filled with the formation of rocks. So, you can DIY a cave-like formation space among them.

To implement this idea, you need to add sand as the substrate. It’ll replicate a truly arid environment. Moreover, there will be lacking foliage in this tank design. 

You need to add LED lighting and UVB lighting for these lizards. However, you must not forget to maintain the optimal humidity range for your geckos.

32. Leopard Gecko Villa

Supplies and décorsA large tank, reptile bedding, artificial caves, humidifier, thermometer, LED lighting, etc.
Difficulty level Easy

In this tank design, your leopard gecko can enjoy a huge space to explore in the terrarium. That’s why you can name this tank design a leopard gecko villa.

Since there is no sand or soil as substrate, the tank will not get dirty soon. But, you must keep bedding at the bottom layer of your gecko’s tank. Also, you need not DIY anything in this tank design.

You can buy artificial caves as the hideouts of your leopard geckos. Make sure to keep the optimal temperature and humidity range in this gecko villa.

33. Leopard Gecko Tank With Basic Supplies

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, driftwood, caves, plants, LED lighting, thermometer, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

This tank design is pretty simple and basic. You need not take any hassle to DIY any background or supplies. Only basic items will suffice for this tank design.

Make sure to add safe substrate for your leopard geckos. To help your gecko take a rest, you can add some caves, driftwood, and other safe décors. Some vines can bring out the naturalistic vibe of the tank. However, you must keep a thermometer and hygrometer to monitor the environmental parameters.

34. Majestic Leopard Gecko Terrarium

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, rocks, DIY cave, artificial cave, hanging leaves, brown leaves, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

To make a majestic tank for your geckos, you need to choose a 20-gallon large tank first. No matter what you add to this tank, there will remain lots of places for your geckos to explore. One of the most amazing things about this design is a DIY rocky cave.

You can place live plants over the DIY cave to replicate a home. Also, you can add a water bowl, food bowl, hideouts, and other décor items. Besides, this tank design portrays a thermal gradient for your geckos.

The cool side of the tank should hold 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit temperature. On the contrary, the temperature of the warm side should remain within 90-95 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s why you need to add a heat lamp to the warm corner of this majestic terrarium.

35. Leopard Gecko’s Comfy Home

Supplies and décorsCoconut fiber substrate, water dish, food bowls, rocks, heating pad, hideouts, etc.
Difficulty level Moderate

Let’s take your leopard gecko tank to another dimension. The main focus of this tank design is to ensure comfort for your leopard geckos. Firstly, you’ll require a large tank to set up this tank design.

You might know that humidity plays a significant role in your leopard gecko’s shedding. That’s why the gecko’s comfy home shows to use of dampened coconut fiber substrate. This safe substrate retains moisture without any risk of impaction for geckos.

Afterward, you need to place a total of 5 hideouts in this tank design. Besides, you can use a shed box where your leopard gecko can shed in a humid environment. Since you are making a comfy home, you need to add several other accessories.

Such as food bowls, water dishes, and decorative rocks. To keep an optimal temperature range, this tank design implies a heating pad underneath the tank. When your entire setup is done, you can introduce your gecko into its comfy home.

36. Surrealistic Leopard Gecko Tanks

Supplies and décorsSubstrate, DIY stairways, wood logs, water dish, food bowl, live plants, etc.
Difficulty level Hard

You can also name it surrealistic combo tanks. Here are two tanks with different arrangements.

If you notice at the bottom tank, you can find a simple tank. In this bottom tank design, you can add substrate to only half-part of the tank. You can DIY stairways for your leopard geckos for decorative purposes. It also provides the opportunity to climb and play for these lizards.

Besides, you’ll find live plants, a food bowl, a water dish, caves, and basking areas in this tank design. Do not forget to add other required items to this enclosure.

The top tank is almost similar to the bottom tank. New additions to this tank are wood logs and hanging plants. Both leopard geckos tank are surrealistic in their appearance. Make sure to meet up the basic needs of your leopard geckos.

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