New Juvenile Leopard Tort Table

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Just a quick vid of the new table I recently finished for our small leos. Once they graduate from the 40 gallon breeder tank, they get to move into this. It is similar to the smaller one on the left I built last fall for our pancake torts.

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Looks very nice, how big is it? By the pic it doesn't look big, but pics are deceiving.
 

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Looks very nice, how big is it? By the pic it doesn't look big, but pics are deceiving.

It is three feet deep by six feet wide by 20 inches tall. Total of three, 24" lights (outer two fixtures will use UV bulbs during the winter). Four CHEs heat the place. Heat cable under the substrate on the left side. All heaters controlled with thermostats.

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Looks nice! Did you place the all CHE upside down? Reason?....height or something else? How do think the heat transfer will work with them upside down, heating the glass?

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Could you show us some pics of the inside especially ceiling of the chamber. Very curious.

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mikeh said:
Looks nice! Did you place the all CHE upside down? Reason?....height or something else? How do think the heat transfer will work with them upside down, heating the glass?

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Could you show us some pics of the inside especially ceiling of the chamber. Very curious.

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Take a closer look. The CHEs are pointing down, not up. If you look at the video, you will see that the "ceiling" is actually two lids that are hinged along the back side and open from the front, allowing easy access to the torts inside.

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