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Depends on intensity and gecko morph (albinos are very sensitive)
Gecko will care since its nocturnal, but to what degree will depend on the gecko. My crestie absolutly hates my lamp and its across the room and barely in his los
Ceramic lights are an option if you want to keep it dry and hot during the day. The leo should be in its hide during the day so it probably wont mind. Its totally optional though, Id get one if humidity is an issue and its not albino (jic).
Zoo Med Laboratories SZMLT10 Repti Day Night Timer https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B007EI1II4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_VBVXHXYEG6RN6H1DAMRK
I think that’s what it does? It says one plug is for day and one is for night
If you need heat at night I recommend a heat mat under the tank also regulated by a thermostat.
For your light you can either set a time you will turn it on and off or you can use something like this:
There are some stations that will control everything like this:
There's a lot of options out there but those are just some examples.
https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Laboratories-SZMLT10-Repti/dp/B007EI1II4 is that a good one?
i would get a timer with two outlets, one for a day and night bulb! my savannah monitor has one so he doesn't get too cold at night. he has a day bulb and then a black bulb comes on at night for him, so its dark but he still gets the heat. https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Laboratories-SZMLT10-Repti/dp/B007EI1II4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1542683241&sr=8-2&keywords=zoo+med+timer this is the one he uses. and it fits into one wall socket!
these are pretty good, anything that looks like this dial wise is usually not a problem.
So you can use and should still use the sidebar, but if it's okay with the mods and community, I'm bored and feel like answering your questions. Again, you should be taking this advice, combined with sidebar advice, combined with the advice of your local reptile shop.
Let's assume you're getting a baby. I would suggest this as they're generally cheaper and it's an incredible experience watching them grow.
Get a 20 gallon tank for a baby. Only buy one lizard btw until you're experienced and can handle maybe having a second (this is a whole other subject entirely). Line it with paper towels, this way when it poops you can simply pick up the paper towel, lightly wipe down the bottom with a little water and dry it, then put another paper towel down.
Beardies MUST have a heating lamp. They need a incandescent light and fluorescent light. One mimics the sun, the other will give your beardie the vitamins it needs that the sun would normally give. Get a small basking rock from your local shop that they can chill out on and place the lamp above it on top of the netting of the cage. A beardie should always be 8-11 inches from its lamp, NEVER CLOSER. Have the lamps set on a timer (that you can buy from any reptile shop or Amazon). Set the timer so the light is on 12 hours in the daytime and turns off 12 hours for the night time. When the lamp is off the beardie will see this as nighttime and generally go to sleep or begin relaxing.
Feed your baby crickets dusted with vitamins (again you get them from the shop). Do NOT feed it meal worms. They are made of chitin(?) that blocks up the beardie and can cause it serious health issues. You'll need to buy a cricket tank and feed them a special diet of cricket food. These are packed with vitamins that when the crickets eat them, will then be transferred to the beardie when it eats the crickets.
Veggies will be fed about every other day when they're young, just leave some appropriate veggie in the tank usually in a small veggie holder (mine just looks like a small rock plate). They eat tons of different veggies so do your research. Mine eats squash and green lettuce. Do NOT feed it iceberg lettuce, this has no nutritional value and is not helpful.
As for color I have no clue honestly, I bought mine from a local reptile store that I trust. This is your best bet as a good store will allow you to get the supplies you need regularly and they'll answer all of your questions because they care. Mine even sexed my beardie for free when it was old enough.
I could go on for hours. The points to take away from all of this are to do your research. One misstep such as putting the wrong sand in your beardies tank when its older could kill it. Research how to take care of a baby and how to transition into caring for it as it grows. Keep in mind you'll need to take care of it's food (generally crickets) too. This is only a base to help you understand what it will be like, there is a lot more to it. Good luck!