As Hamiltondood said, the floods should be off at night. Those are supposed to replicate the sun, which is not out at night. Tortoises follow the same day/night cycle that we do.I have the floods on at night both so it doesn’t get too cold
You minimize the damage by using low wattage floods and making sure the temperature under them is adjusted correctly for the height of the tortoise. You also minimize basking by keeping the ambient day time temp higher. Pyramiding is minimized by daily soaks, frequent shell spraying, and higher humidity in a closed chamber.How does a basking light NOT do that then?
Awesome thank you the thermostat link didn’t workAs Hamiltondood said, the floods should be off at night. Those are supposed to replicate the sun, which is not out at night. Tortoises follow the same day/night cycle that we do.
The easiest way to do all this is to go back to post # 20 and reread the part about lighting and heating. You want the floods on a timer for 12 hrs/day, like 8AM to 8 PM. Then for night you get a CHE, put it on a thermostat, and set it for 80°. It will only come on when the temp has fallen to 80°, usually only at night after the floods have gone off.
Here is a link to the thermostat that some of us use.
And a CHE..
Id say yes, BUT, you really don’t need the COOLING side of this thermostat, so you are paying for an option that you don’t need.