Join Date: Dec 2013
Thanked 204 Times in 123 Posts
Welcomed 14 Times in 1 Post
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.