I bought 3 of these style. I love them. I would mount them directly to plywood, but that is just me. You could call Reptile Basics and ask them the question.
Sulcata's eat mainly grasses. On the app tortoise table peppers, broccoli are no feeds, carrots are feed sparingly.
Do you also know the weight rating of that table that the enclosure is on?
Enclosure weight, wet substrate, plants, decorations, dishes, tortoise. It adds up fast. I calculated mine at close to 1000lbs.
I just installed my cameras today, and my fans just came in.
I have my CHE probes at about top of the shell height right under my CHE’s. This is also the reason why I slotted the back of the enclosure just enough for each cord to allow me to run each cord directly out the back to...
That could be the reason. One tortoise could be bulling the other. It could be getting to the food first, sitting in the food dish, getting the best basking spot, pushing, biting. Tortoises are solitary animals, they don't need a companion.
I have a timer on the lighting/ basking and UVB set from 7 AM to 7PM. I have not noticed a significant amount of heat coming from the arcadia t-5's. I haven't really measured. I know the UVB is reading about a 3.5 on my solar meter at about a 22 inch height. I have added two 150 watt CHE to help...