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09-25-2014 06:44 AM
L.West
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

They are just little sprites!!! Their names are Amelia and Sebastian.

09-24-2014 05:48 PM
big b
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

aww how cute.their adorable.
09-23-2014 08:21 AM
L.West
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

Hi, My turtles are finally adjusting to their new home. They are eating and I seen evidence that they were using the basking deck yesterday because it was wet - no other way for water to get up there. Yahoo.

Here is a recent pic of them. Back in April of this year they were the size of a 50 cent piece. My how they have grown.

09-22-2014 01:20 AM
Botiadancer
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.
09-19-2014 04:28 PM
big b
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

i still say,rebellion!!
09-19-2014 07:09 AM
L.West
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

Well, I gave in and put their original basking deck back on their tank. The Turtle Topper is designed to fit a 55 gallon aquarium so I had to do some modifications but I managed to make it work in the stock tank. The little buggers better start basking is all I can say. They just didn't like the basking deck that I made and I got worried because they hadn't basked in 5 days.

So my fingers are crossed and hoping they recognize this deck and resume their normal basking.

Here is a pic:

09-18-2014 08:48 PM
big b
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

hmm i dont know a lick about turtles but i think they are rebelling against you like teens do.hehe lol
09-18-2014 07:34 AM
L.West
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

Hey BotiaDancer - do you know anything about getting them adjusted to this new setup. They have been in the new tank for 5 days and I don't think they have basked. At least I have not seen them bask.

Your thoughts.
09-17-2014 11:58 PM
Botiadancer
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

I am sending this to the turtle keeper in my house (he should be out of the house in a few weeks - YAY!) who will soon have more room to expand. Looks really nice!
09-17-2014 06:18 PM
big b
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

yep us aquarist never think about that accept those few of us who have a 1000+ and the money/time/materials/and concrete floors notice that that.
09-17-2014 05:27 PM
L.West
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

I never gave it a thought. It is what it is I guess. Lol
09-17-2014 04:43 PM
big b
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

hmm so im guessing about 200 bucks a year or less?
09-17-2014 05:00 AM
L.West
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

The only equipment I added was one additional heater and beefed up the filtration to the fx6. Other than that it is the same equipment I ran on my 55 gallon tank they delete in minus the power head since the new filter has more flow.
09-16-2014 08:03 PM
big b
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

how much would that kind of set up run up a year?
09-16-2014 12:35 PM
L.West
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

LOL Coralbandit - I knew you would appreciate the setup. I only wish the darn turtles showed some appreciation. So far, they wont eat and wont bask due to stress from the move. I sure hope they come around.
09-16-2014 11:45 AM
coralbandit
Re: My new Turtle Stock Tank

WOW! I think if there is an after life being one of your turtles just entered the list of animals I wish I was!
That looks really great!



09-16-2014 10:18 AM
L.West
My new Turtle Stock Tank

Just wanted to share my new turtle stock tank - after many weeks of planning and buying new equipment - they are officially in their new tank. They seem a little upset with me for moving them though. They aren't basking or eating much at the moment - sure hope the come around.

Here is a pic:


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