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plexiglass coldframe and enclos.

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#1 Guest_Ozric_*

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:10 PM

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#2 Guest_Robink_*

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:52 PM

Oz what a fabulous outdoor enclosure you have, mine just packing there little bags as yours if FAB!!!

#3 Guest_Hettie_*

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:51 PM

Hi Oz, the little guy in the picture has room for a pony!
I am on the verge of making a decision about outdoor enclosures.... finally!
I have emailed a couple of people re plexiglass but as yet have had no replies, could you let me know the details of your supplier please?
Many thanks,

Paula x

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 10:14 PM

I've sent Paula a long PM as its a tiresome subject for the casual reader!!

#5 Guest_brucefairweather_*

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

inpressive how many torts live in their.i can see two lucky chaps

#6 Guest_Pat_*

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:31 PM

Hi Oz

Looks great - can I ask what the height of your coldframe is and what wattage bulb /type etc please? I just wondered what headroom I need so that I can put heat in mine.

Thanks Pat x

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:42 AM

Do you find they tend to use the whole enclosure or just their favourite part of it

#8 Guest_*Tinkerbell*_*

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:30 AM

Lovely enclosure indeed...May I ask where u got your coldframe from?? I've been looking around but cant many good quality ones, yours seems really good quality :)

#9 Guest_Ozric_*

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:58 PM

Hi people, sorry about the delay I didn't notice this thread got active again.

Its quite an unusual coldframe and it was very dificult to get and also cost a lot of money. Really I got it instead of a greenhouse and looked at that way its good value because it is UV transmitting and very well designed and made, but it does cost the same as a greenhouse. Most coldframes are a lot less expensive.

I use a halogen lamp in there which is on a dimming thermostat. As a result, it cannot overheat and the height is not a big issue. I wouldn't use a combined heat and UV lamp in there because the temperature would not be controlled.

The tortoises do like it in there but they do go outside as well, when they think its warm enough. Or if they want to eat. I don't feed them in the coldframe and they know where the food plants are!

#10 Guest_cheeksterr_*

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 06:58 PM

Its a beautiful set up for your tort.
Approx what cost is the cold frame and can we get suppliers details

#11 Guest_chany_*

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:07 PM

where did you get your cold case ???
really need 1!!

#12 Guest_brucefairweather_*

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:14 PM

i think you will have to save up for that one.it costs hundreds i think!!

#13 Guest_Ole Nielsen_*

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:50 PM


#14 Guest_Ozric_*

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:40 PM

Hi folks. Yes the coldframe in the photo is a lot of cash. Approx £800. If you look at the chelonium site you will see that I've got the cheapest model!!! :ohmy: :P :LOL: I've got a small garden so I greenhouse was not the best option for me and this coldframe does have super heat keeping abilities which really counts up here. We need every drop of UV and every degree of heat we can get!Posted Image

#15 Guest_brucefairweather_*

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:53 PM

have you had some more torts since my visit jonathan??

#16 Guest_Ozric_*

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 12:42 AM

Hi Bruce. No that's the same ones you saw although this photo has taken before that. Hope yours are doing well. Jonathan

#17 Guest_brucefairweather_*

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 10:31 AM

my mistake jonathan.i thought i counted 5 wen i was round!!yes mine are doing fine thanks all tucked up in the fridge bar 1 little monster!!!

#18 Guest_Freddy McGavin_*

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:20 PM

Hi Oz,Your coldframe and enclosure looks fantastic. Both practical and impressive at the same time. Congrats again. ;) Kind RegardsFreddy :D

#19 Guest_littledeedee_*

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:24 PM

Wow Jon!!!This is fantastic!its like Centre Parks for Torts... can please book Alfie in for the first 2 weeks in July please!! :D D x

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