It's been up for almost an hour and the closest we've come to basking action was Frick! climbing to the top of the ramp, looking around and then jumping off.
I need reassurance from the above tank basking people... they -will- use it, right? hehe
Well here it is, hope ya's like it!
Here are some photos during the process of making it:
Testing the frame for size:
Adding the background:
Closer views of the background:
Now for the (almost) finished product (still have a bit of plants to add to hang in and such):
.. and last but certainly not least. My hubby working hard to make my ideas a reality
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Ok well we've changed our basking area somewhat, since they weren't using the other area and it the plexiglas was getting bent.
We found an rock aquarium background that we liked and thought would look nice with the background we have on the above structure. The Juwel background we planned on using was far too thick.
Here are some photos of the newer area, we put it on the other side of the tank, not sure why hehe
Oh and don't mind the weird spot the basking light is shining on, I hit the light by mistake when I was moving the UV light unit and pointed it wonky but didn't notice until I was sorting the pics
Photos of the whole thing:
You can see one of my turts (Radar) below in this one, to give an idea of their size in comparison (both turts are almost exactly the same size)
Here you can see the texture of the platform:
The ramp was attached to the middle bar using plastic tie wraps (if you look closely you can see them towards the top of the ramp)
It floads so the end of the ramp will always be level with the surface of the water.
A photo taken from inside. You can see the lighting setup in this one (even though I moved the basking light by mistake) I have a long Arcadia UV bulb in my juwel lighting system across the entire length of the tank as well)
The best part ... The basking area has been on for a total of 4 hours and just 5 minutes ago I looked over and....
THERE WAS BASKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Edit - Finally managed to get a basking pic!*
Edited by Matt S., 11 May 2007 - 12:56 AM.