Closed Enclosure Questions


5 Year Member
May 25, 2013
Location (City and/or State)
Buffalo, NY
Hi! I have a couple questions as I am new to this. My new enclosure, a closed chamber is just about finished. It is 81x24x36. I planned to use fine orchid bark as the substrate, 4 inches deep. She will have an 18x36 area as a hide.

I will have 2 CHE and one basking area. What watt bulb should I use for basking area? Does a flood lamp generate enough heat for a basking area? What watt CHE should I get? I got 2 - 24 inch ReptiSun 10.0 for UVB. I did buy the thermostat Tom
Recommended. Should I hook up both CHE onto thermostat and set at 80
All the time or only at night?. I bought 2 - 16 inch Terra cotta dishes for food and water. How will Oxygen circulate and not cause mold if it is all closed in?

What’s the best humidity gage to keep inside the enclosure? What plants should I put in her enclosure?

Thank you for your help!

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