Heating for my enclosure that’s in garage

Batsos123

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Have a 6 by 2 enclosure for my 4 Indian stars all over 5 inches. Currently I have 2 che’s and 1 basking light. Looking for a way to heat. The enclosure is a feeding tub and I have 3/4 covered with wood . Currently looking at temps of 78 to 87 with it being 50 degrees outside. Worried about temp dropping into the 40’s and 30’s . C3F5A4EC 2D09 4055 8887 EAC4BFC50BD6
 

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Regardless of how you heat it, I'd use something set up similarly to a grow tent to reduce the area you need to heat. Basically making a room within a room. And completely cover the top of the enclosure.

Second; I'd set the enclosure on foam insulation, and wrap the sides with some sort of insulation. However you covered the top would also include insulation.
 

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That enclosure is way to small for that many tortoises. That water bowl also should be swapped out for a couple large clay saucers like what goes under flower pots. A regular bigger box type hide, something like Tom's night boxes should be used for them to sleep in and also should be heated. If their diet is what I see in the pic, that needs a lot of improvement also.
I suggest doing as Jaizei suggested, a room within a room. A large, like 10x15 or 10x20 pop up greenhouse with insulation board on the floor with a tarp over it and then substrate and a oil filled portable radiator type heater on a thermostat along with basking lights inside the garage would give proper space and should give proper heat.
Then I would look into building them a proper sized winter insulated heated shed next summer.
 

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