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Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosures' started by ColaCarbonaria, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. ColaCarbonaria

    ColaCarbonaria Active Member

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    Got this finished up. This is my attempt at an insulated enclosed habitat. Thank you to the forum members who did the actual hard work of planning and designing this type of enclosure.

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Looks good! I'd love something like that.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Very nice job, looks great.
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    Truly incredible!
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    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow! Great job, Tyler!!!

    That really came out beautiful. Your tortoises will love it! Is this one for your radiata or platynota? Would love to see pictures of the occupants.
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    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I do only see a 46" UVB and two dome fixtures. I think it would be a great addition if you added a double 46" fixture with perhaps two grow lights in for the ambient light. You could then shorten the amount of time you have the UVB on to just 4 hours or so midday and the entire enclosure would be much brighter. The reptile UVB lights we use are actually dimmer than a standard fluorescent tube would be as 40% of the "light" it produces is not visible light but UV. Tortoises do see a good portion of the UVA so it is brighter to him, but still for ambient, I think it is best to provide some additional lighting.

    What are you using for a basking light? Do you only have one CHE, then?
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    Thank you for the kind words. The project certainly wouldn’t have come out this well without your help, thank you!

    I actually just got the grow lights ordered yesterday. I went with the double bulb. I had considered skimping here but rethought it.

    As far as basking, when consulting the breeder he suggested adding basking light later as the babies wouldn’t utilize until they were bigger. John being a successful breeder and a zoo med dealer I went with his advice as he could’ve just used the opportunity to sell me product.

    Thank you again for the advice and time.
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    Radiata!!
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    Produced by John Lucas, got this little guy a partner in crime coming next week when it warms up a bit!
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    That is truly beautiful. What a kingdom for those precious lil ones.
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    Love it!
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