Terrarium tank

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My Russian loves his glass terrarium. Went from a wooden enclosure to glass!!

(I know it’s not the biggest cage) (my russian loves his new set up and that’s all that matters)
 

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Your perception of him loving it is not all that matters. What matters is that your tortoise has its basic needs met. That enclosure is too small. Lack of walking room in the enclosure can lead to problems. The glass part is fine, but it needs to be much larger.

Also, the lamps need to be hung from over head. Those clamps will fail eventually, and best case is broken glass and a live socket in your enclosure. Worse case is your whole house burns down. And maybe a couple of neighboring houses too.
 

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Your perception of him loving it is not all that matters. What matters is that your tortoise has its basic needs met. That enclosure is too small. Lack of walking room in the enclosure can lead to problems. The glass part is fine, but it needs to be much larger.

Also, the lamps need to be hung from over head. Those clamps will fail eventually, and best case is broken glass and a live socket in your enclosure. Worse case is your whole house burns down. And maybe a couple of neighboring houses too.
Why would the clamps fail?
 

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Why would the clamps fail?
They are strong enough to hold the fixtures in place for the long term. They get knocked loose, people or pets hit them, and sometimes they just slowly let go for no apparent reason. The point is that you can't trust them. Make an over head bar with PVC pipe or 2x4s, and hang your lamps from that. This will also allow you to adjust the fixtures up or down to get the correct temperatures directly under them. You can also hang a UV tube and/or LED bulbs from the overhang.
 

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They are strong enough to hold the fixtures in place for the long term. They get knocked loose, people or pets hit them, and sometimes they just slowly let go for no apparent reason. The point is that you can't trust them. Make an over head bar with PVC pipe or 2x4s, and hang your lamps from that. This will also allow you to adjust the fixtures up or down to get the correct temperatures directly under them. You can also hang a UV tube and/or LED bulbs from the overhang.
Makes sense, i had a gut feeling that I would have to worry about the clamps. Meanwhile I just ordered two clamps for my ceramic fixtures. So I can return the silver guys.
 
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