Multi-Family Mad4Rads Realestate

wellington

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I'm with Yvonne. I want inside pics too. Maybe with a few Rads enjoying their new digs.
Looks nice though.
 

coastal

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Over the years I played with temp tests of various heat components. I ended up with just using the stanfields and no over head heat. It did not add any benefit just more heating costs. There are industrial lamps now that we tested and still not worth using but remain if we ever have extreme cold. As it stands the building is 40f over outside on the low side. So the animals are much warmer against the heat mats.
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Analog failsafe that will kill all power over 80 and digitals that run the heat sources with probes.
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Switch to turn power on or off for the season, makes it easy.

Animals have settled in since and know the routine. Even in winter they still come out eat/drink and go back in to the heat. Only lock them up when we have cold and rain for extended days.

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Nesting females and male watching! In summer I open one flap in each door for cooler air exchange. It’s not needed but helps, building is very well insulated either way.
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Automatic water bowls installed next to each door.
 

mrnewberry

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Over the years I played with temp tests of various heat components. I ended up with just using the stanfields and no over head heat. It did not add any benefit just more heating costs. There are industrial lamps now that we tested and still not worth using but remain if we ever have extreme cold. As it stands the building is 40f over outside on the low side. So the animals are much warmer against the heat mats.
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Analog failsafe that will kill all power over 80 and digitals that run the heat sources with probes.
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Switch to turn power on or off for the season, makes it easy.

Animals have settled in since and know the routine. Even in winter they still come out eat/drink and go back in to the heat. Only lock them up when we have cold and rain for extended days.

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Nesting females and male watching! In summer I open one flap in each door for cooler air exchange. It’s not needed but helps, building is very well insulated either way.
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Automatic water bowls installed next to each door.
Gorgeous tortoises! And great looking tortoise house.
 

Ink

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They are so beautiful and smooth. I too had no idea they're that big. Very nice
 

Radnoisseur

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Wow can't believe the OP is back in 2018. Planning to redo my enclosure this Summer and looking for some inspiration based on set needs for adult Rads.

I like seeing that natural dirt substrate inside. Much easier to clean but looks like it needs to be well elevated.

Love this feature: "Analog failsafe that will kill all power over 80 and digitals that run the heat sources with probes."
 

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