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A little slice of Nature...(Hermanni Hermanni)

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosures' started by KevinGG, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. KevinGG

    KevinGG Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you
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    Wow, very nice! Somehow the picture makes the enclosure look much smaller than it really is. Is that just topsoil you're using? And what bulbs are those that you can get uvb from that high up?
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    Yeah, that’s what happens when it is full of plants and decor:).

    I use a mix of topsoil, playsand, and gravel for the majority of the enclosure. Maybe a 3:1:1 ratio of those three. The feeding area is on a piece of slate surrounded by orchid bark to avoid impaction. And the nesting area (elevated middle) is maybe a 3:1 topsoil to playsand mix. No gravel.

    I don’t worry about uvb indoors with species that are outside for most of the year. Especially adults. Those are just fluorescent bulbs. The basking area is a very powerful floodlight.
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