red crested gecko

Anyone have any suggestions or tips for starting a bioactive setup? I’d like to have one for both my crestie and my red eyed croc skink- which will need a high humidity

I know I need a drainage layer (hydroballs or aquarium gravel maybe) then something to separate that from the soil. Do my plants get planted in that drainage layer? Or on the substrate on top? If my drainage layer helps keep the humidity up do I mist less? I was hoping to get misters set on a timer too along with the UVB and heaters on a thermostat
Where do I get springtails?

I’m essentially trying to make this setup as automated as possible and still have it be beautiful and enriching for my scaly children
Reptiblr help!



Pics 1&2: Female red dalmatian crested gecko.  AC Reptiles Lines.  Red and black spots, very vibrant base color.  28g.  $200

Pic 3: Older hatchling gargoyle gecko, from my yellow female Poppy and my red male Ramses.  Great eater, should have a lot of yellow and grey like mom (already a VERY yellow baby). 4g.  $85

Pic 4: Younger hatchling gargoyle gecko, full sibling to Pic. 3.  Also coloring up well, becoming more yellow daily. 4g. $70

Pics 5 & 6: Female red dalmatian crested gecko.  Produced by Crestopia Reptiles, Sugar x Haven.  Pretty light red base and big black ink spots all over, especially on the head.  25g.  $225

Pic 7: Red juvenile crested gecko. Unknown lineage.  Like its sister, this one has continued turning a pretty red shade.  May eventually have some low yellow harlequin markings.  9g.  $50

Not pictured: high yellow adult female leopard gecko.  Unknown genetics.  Has a partially regenerated tail, but it’s healed very well.  FREE ADOPTION with price of shipping and proof of setup.