Salute to Tom's night boxes


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5 Year Member
Jul 11, 2014
Location (City and/or State)
Spokane Valley WA
So I have a Sulcata living in a greenhouse. He has a box following Tom's design inside the greenhouse. I have another of these boxes just out in my yard with 5 Russians wintering in it. I kept them up because just got them in the late summer, and they are underweight. Gaining nicely, but I digress.
This morning when I woke up it was 7 degrees. Fahrenheit. Sully's box never went below 80 and the Russian were a perfect 72. Once the light came on they both raised exactly like they should. I checked everything with my temp gun, and even the floor is good. My electric bill is undoubtedly going to suck, but my tortoises are safe and warm.
I have a mini oil radiant heater and a Kane mat in each 4X8 foot box.


The Dog Trainer
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Jan 9, 2010
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Southern California
You might be pleasantly surprised at your electric bill. If your boxes are well insulated enough to keep the inside at 80 while it is 7 outside, I'll bet the heater is not staying on all the time.

And thank you for the complement. I'm glad my threads helped you!

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