working on a new closed chamber

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I decided to build a new closed chamber to house a leopard tort. Here is my draft, feel free to throw out some ideas. I will line the bottom 5 inches with a pool liner and paint the inside with a kills product to keep rot away. Its not as big as I would like,but its just for a few years until I feel comfortable leaving it outside full time. I will have everything on timers and it will be completely climate controlled. The top will be attached with latches so I can have easy access to the electronic devices,but I will primarily use the front for feeding and watering. In a perfect world it would be bigger.

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I think it's very nice as long as your Leopard is only a baby.
For a baby "anything" this is really cool and well thought out.
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Yes it's only for a baby. We have around 100 acres for my torts when they get larger
 

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Started on the closed chamber today, it's 4'Lx 2'6"W it's 27" high. I might make a small 2nd story to make up for the width, I just don't have space where it's going. Everything will be controlled with timers and it will have a digital thermostat.
 

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So far it's looking pretty good. However, I would put the thermostat at tort level, where it's important. Heat rises so it's always going to be hotter at the top.
 

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It will be, I have thermocouple wire that will run down the wall to a watlow temp controller.
 

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What materials are you using? Is that front plexiglass door a slider I'm guessing?

Looks good, looking forward to more.
 

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Yes that front is plexiglass, I'm putting a hinge with a latch so it can snap closed air tight. I'm going to put a raised frame on the front door just to make it look better.
 

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Couple of things done today. Got the tarp in and hung the temp controller. Hang the lights and mount the power box tomorrow. Getting close ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1422325994.955282.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1422326009.476627.jpg
 

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Done with my enclosures!!! ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1422748026.200739.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1422748041.891657.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1422748058.128601.jpg
Closed up the zoo med and finished up my other closed chamber. Now on to the next project.
 
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