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Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

If the water is warm enough, they will go days without basking. Red-eared sliders are true aquatics and will only go land-lubbing when they feel like it. Other times, you'd think they were a desert tortoise the way they stay outside the water for hours and hours and hours.

Is the tub on the floor or is it raised? Hard to tell from photo-I think its raised - so no fear factor from everyone looming over them. Are the lamps too bright or too hot? Maybe try raising them higher for a short bit for them to acclimate. Kind of like corals.
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