Not necessarily. Egg crate helps distribute weight, but it can only go so far—too many heavy plants will still break it. Some manufactured drain pans have interspersed supports to help take some stress off the egg crate. Others are just simple pans, and depending on the weight you want to put on the crate, may need some help—something the same height as the pan sides.So would you recommend a deeper thicker drain pan to support everything
Most aftermarket drain pans come with drain hardware; others may require drilling a hole in the side or bottom and supplying your own hardware.
That may have been overkill. I still like these, and I order a few at a time so I have extras, and can measure them against each other as a check.Ill go buy a cheap probe. I had a 70$ probe which did everything but it had alarms, and it would beep ALL the time for the temps, I could never keep it right because here in oregon some days it's cold sometimes it's hot. So a cheaper, fixed temperature probe for both of my chameleons is probably a right step in regards to addressing the temp issue.
Try hitting up friends, neighbors, and/or relatives. IME, many plant nuts are only too happy to give away cuttings or extras (rather than throw them away).I'm planning on getting her live plants like, really really soon, I really hate using the fake shrubbery, I have a small amount of fake shrubbery inside my veileds cage (hanging vines off top and left side of cage), I've been trying to find a pothos to replace that, and I want a pothos for my panther as well, among other plants that are safe, so I'm sure she'll feel very secure once that's done.