I wouldn't know about other types of tortioses . I only keep reds, sulcata, leopards,and box turtles . But as long as temperature and humidity required is met ,I don't see why not . But if you need more heat, I would buy a sheet of aluminum and mount that to the top for a heat shield .As far as air flow I have a one inch hole drilled into the top to run cords through . Humidity stays constant and the tortioses love it . I wouldn't run a higher wattage che with just a plastic top . I would cut a big hole in the top then add a piece of aluminum sheeting . Then drill a one inch hole in the aluminum to mount the che fixture to that .
This is how I do it . This small setup will keep a few hatchlings for the first year or so . I paid a little over one hundred dollars for everything .
One t5 5.0 uvb/ uva fixture.
One ceramic Dome fixture.
Two terracotta bowls.
One digital thermometer.
One 50 watt ceramic heat emitter.
One plastic box with lid.
Set timer to five hours for the uvb fixture .Set thermostat for 80/85 degrees Fahrenheit . Add mulch and Coco chor bedding. Run the setup for a few days to dial everything in. The hole for the plugs will give the setup the right air flow to hold humidity without over wetting the substrate. View attachment 222665 View attachment 222666 View attachment 222667 View attachment 222668 View attachment 222669