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#21 crusty

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:48 AM

The protective covers are finished now, it's not as pretty as it might be but at least he can go out now unsupervised, when it's warm enough.

 

 

Just the electrics to sort now, hopefully this weekend :)

 

 

 

 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:44 PM

The electrics are now finished, all I need to do now is fine tune the height of the bulb, it's 100w but I might change it for 75w if it gets too hot.

 

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:16 PM

Hi Crusty

Where did you get your heater and guard from?

Thank you

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

Hi Crusty

Where did you get your heater and guard from?

Thank you

Sabina

Hi babettebeau, sorry for the late reply, been on holiday, I bought it from Amazon.

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:20 AM

Returned from a two and a half week holiday and found that Tank's enclosure had gone mad! spent some time sorting it this weekend and now it looks a lot better.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:18 AM

The weed garden behind the greenhouse has gone mad :blink: the silly thing is the enclosure is doing so well that I don't need any of this at the moment, there's more than he can eat in there.

but better to have too much than not enough :)

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:45 PM

Lovely tortoise garden growing there.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

The weed garden behind the greenhouse has gone mad :blink: the silly thing is the enclosure is doing so well that I don't need any of this at the moment, there's more than he can eat in there.

but better to have too much than not enough :)

Wow that's come on so much, looks great and natural, the weeds and plants are growing fast now and as you say better to have too much. :) 



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:33 AM

I have to say it's come on better than I thought it would in such a short time, pleased as punch :)



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:17 AM

Well worth the effort to get them feeding naturally isn't it?

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:39 AM

It certainly is, he doesn't eat anything down to the ground, he tends to graze, a bite here, a bite there, proper foraging.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:31 PM

We had a bit of a fright on Sunday, when we built the enclosure we made a cave for Tank to hide in, you can see it in the first picture with the brick in front of it, he managed to fall off the rock and ended up on his back, we didn't notice for at least an hour, maybe more, my wife found him motionless and thought the worse, thankfully he's ok. but if it had been earlier full sun and we'd been at work it might have been very different.

 

As you can see in the second picture we've filled it in and made a bit of a gentler slope, lesson learned! it just goes to show an enclosure is never finished and is constantly evolving.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:01 PM

Well Tank hasn't taken any interest in the cold frame at all, so we decided to take it away and replace it with two good sized rocks he can bask on, should he see fit to :)

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:27 AM

Hi all, I just thought I give an update on Tank's outdoor enclosure a year on since first built, as you can see from the pictures the planting has matured well and natural seeding has gone mad,

 

It's still a work in progress which is what I'm enjoying, next job is to put a rock at the very end so he can get the full benefit of the last rays of the sun as it goes down.

 

we also had a large tree drasticly cut back at the end of the garden as it was providing far too much shade, so he gets full sun a good hour earlier now.

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