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#1 mildredsmam

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:42 AM

hi thought id put some pictures up of my indoor enclosures my hubby made :) this is the horsfields Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:56 AM

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:38 AM

Wow! They are lovely big enclosures, Karen. Well done. You are both truly dedicated! Thanks for sharing. ;)
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

Oh wow! They are great enclosures Karen, :D I wish I had that much space indoors.
What is the plant near the light in the horsfield table? Do you find them difficult to keep alive in the table? (the plants :rolleyes: ) Go on.. now tell be they are artificial?!! :lol:

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 03:56 AM

hi paula in the horsfields there a spider plant and a yucca plant they,ve been in there ages,there in pots under the soil when i soak the soil i just water them they,ve lasted really well theres 1 artifical in there :) now the hermanns is another story they have a couple of artificial in theres and did have a yucca which they just climbed all over and killed it the plants in the picture are no longer there cause they,ve ate them :angry: they still need finishing off a little bit but im pleased with them :)

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:58 AM

:rofl: Norman's the same when I've tried to put real plants in his enclosure...... trampled within seconds! What is it with the male Hermanns and bulldozing everything in their path???

The only real plants he has are in his outdoor enclosure. They're that big now, what with all the rain, that he can't kill them. :)

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:19 AM

Wow des res or what? All in nice hard wood, a tort home and a piece of furniture at the same time, well done to hubby. :thumbup:

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:08 PM

Ur table looks FAB. great job :)

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

Very nice, I love the dark wood! x

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

Hi Karen

What sort of heat lamp are you using!? Your enclosure is amazing!

Thanks

Gem & Dash :) x

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

Hello Karen
Your enclosures are fab,what lucky torts :)
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:58 AM

thanks jayne :)
hi gem sorry i must of missed this there ceramic heat bulbs on a thermostat :)
my smaller tables just have spot bulbs in they all have uv strips :)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:40 AM

Your tables are fantastic, looks like an extension to your other furniture...like when people insert aquariums in their wallunits. Awesome job!

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

thanks :) we,ve made the babies tables out of the same wood aswell ill post some pics later all its needs now is wood flooring down cause a cream carpet and loads of bags of soil did,nt mix ;)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:37 AM

Karen hi
I love your tortie table it looks like a proper home for them. As you may remember me from yesterday I have the aspen but I would like to make one like yours. I went for the Petshop version!! I have a few questions if you don't mind me asking?
Where / what sort of soil do you use?
Do you change this completely regularlry as I wonder about,the tiddles and poohs if they get missed?
Do you have a liner in it?
Do you wet it regularly?
Does your tortoises get filthy and would it matter?
Hope you don't mind me asking as I am a week and a bit tortoise owner.
Many thanks in anticipation

Nickyx


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

hi nicky thanks :) i just get my top soil from b and q it does,nt cost much.
i spot clean every day taking out any thing that shoul,nt be in there,then every couple of days i clean them out by taking the top layer off after so long i will add extra soil i never empty it theres about 9/ 10 inch of soil in mine i water mine regular with a watering can and just let it dry out the top part drys but the bottom stays more moist the best way i got told was to water the soil like you would a plant :)
my torts are never clean they love to dig and climb and trash their tables :)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:53 PM

just to add i use pond liner in the bottom hope this helps :)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:07 AM

my indoor enclosures have had a clean up and a few changes before my torts get up out of hibernation, we,ve added the arcadia t5 uv strips.
they wont look like this in a few weeks when their all back up :)
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

That's living in luxury for sure. :)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Cracking piece of furniture. It looks great.. X x x hugs x x




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