Is this okay as substrate?

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Could i use this as a substrate for the tortoise or is orchid bark a better approach ?
 

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Could i use this as a substrate for the tortoise or is orchid bark a better approach ?
Coco fiber is not good. Sometimes they eat it, and it can also get tangled around their feet or legs.

A mat like that is also not good because they can't burrow down into it and you can't keep it properly damp for humidity.

Orchid bark is the better approach.
 

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Coco fiber is not good. Sometimes they eat it, and it can also get tangled around their feet or legs.

A mat like that is also not good because they can't burrow down into it and you can't keep it properly damp for humidity.

Orchid bark is the better approach.
Okayy
 

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Coco fiber is not good. Sometimes they eat it, and it can also get tangled around their feet or legs.

A mat like that is also not good because they can't burrow down into it and you can't keep it properly damp for humidity.

Orchid bark is the better approach.
Is this light suitable for the tortoise ?
 

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Is this light suitable for the tortoise ?
Those little halogen bulbs are insufficient for a tortoise. I believe they are only 3.
0 UVB output. Tgey dont last long at all either. Tortoises need a minimum of 10.0 or higher. A T5 HO 10.0 or higher florescent tube light is recommended. You would also need a supplemental basking bulb for it as well. A simple incandescent 65w flood bulb does nicely.
 

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Those little halogen bulbs are insufficient for a tortoise. I believe they are only 3.
0 UVB output. Tgey dont last long at all either. Tortoises need a minimum of 10.0 or higher. A T5 HO 10.0 or higher florescent tube light is recommended. You would also need a supplemental basking bulb for it as well. A simple incandescent 65w flood bulb does nicely.
Arcadia ProT5 UVB Kit 24" With Bulb i got recommended this but it isnt available in my country anywhere if you could send link of a another bulb
 

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Reptisun brand isn't as good as Arcadia in my opinion, but it'll certainly work. Make sure you get the 10.0 though. The one you have pictured is only 5.0.
 

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Reptisun brand isn't as good as Arcadia in my opinion, but it'll certainly work. Make sure you get the 10.0 though. The one you have pictured is only 5.0.
Is this okay?
 

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