Any suggestions for a new tank setup?
Posted 04 July 2003 - 08:38 PM
>>I found a great tank at a pet store. It is actually called a "Turtle Tank." It was hidden in a small pet store by my house (I had to ask about a tank that would be good for a turtle). It has an opening on the side so that you can fit a filter in and only fill the tank halfway. There is a removable piece that covers the rest of the side once the filter is installed. I have some rocks set up on the side to allow for basking. My turtle loves his tank.
Also, I take my turtle out to feed it in a separate container. When I need to clean the water, about once a month, I use a siphon and a bucket. The tank was only about $125 since they were trying to get rid of it! <<
I hope that's not the 20 gallon long tank made by All Glass Aquariums. List price is about $40 USD.
I just bought one in Petland Discounts in NYC for $37. Put a Whisper filter in the side slot, and had a powerful Head 802 submersible head motor on which I put an Aquaclear quick filter for powerheads. It is so pwerful it makes the Whisper filter superflous.
Looking for a small turtle to put in there when I get basking rocks, temps set up.
Any suggestions? I'll upgrade to a larger tank if the turtle outgrows the 20G...
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In case you are wondering about the "ground" area, it's seldom used. I do have a squidward and a SpongeBob figurene set up on the upper ground and came home one day and they were both knocked over. But I have never caught the turtles exploring the waterfall area. Usually I come in and they are basking on the rocks under the sunlamp and just jump into the water. My bigger RES's nose infection cleared up, and the smaller one is growing like a 6 month old puppy. Soo.. I think things are doing well. [
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Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:11 AM
some of my turtles share two 55 gallon tanks. they go up the ramps to their basking platform and, once there, can choose which tank to go down to. so that's effectively 110 gallons of tank space they have to choose from and they seem to love it.
Posted 29 November 2003 - 11:17 PM
Posted 09 December 2003 - 03:49 PM
Below is a link to a pic of Gumby and Mew’s new (3 month old) tank. It is a 135ish Gallon tank, about 6 feet long, 19 inches wide and 2 feet tall. After the New Year I plan on building my own stand for it. I will be using steel for the frame and I will trim it with wood to make it look good. Since my old man is a welder and we have one in our shop, I intend to build it all my self. Not a problem.
But I am considering building and external basking area, the current internal basking area works great, but is ugly and very temporary. What I want is a ramp coming out of the water into the basking area which will be off to the side of the aquarium. I want to do this so they will have maximum swimming area. Obviously the external basking area will be fully enclosed / protected around the sides so there is no chance of them falling out. It seems like a good idea to me, and should be easy to implement. But I wouldn’t mind seeing or hearing if it has been done before? And some pro’s or con’s to doing this.
I will probably put something in the water so they can stand and poke there heads out easily, or something they can hold on to with out any effort (just so you know they wont be stuck swimming ever where…lol).
Any links to suggestions would be much appreciated…
Aaron, Gumby and Mew!
Posted 09 December 2003 - 05:24 PM
A picture of l8or_g8or's canopy is here:
And some pics of ETURTLE's canopy (who I copied my first over-the-tank canopy from) can be seen here:
Posted 03 January 2004 - 11:45 AM
this is in my living room, cost about 200 bucks, all DIY
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:07 PM
Does anyone know how good those Zoo Med basking platforms with the suction cups on the side work? They also have a ledge where it is like a ramp and comes down. I am thinking about getting a couple for my tank but I dont know how good they hold up. I have two RES that are about 8" big and one is a little heavy. I am afraid that if I get them the suction cups wouldnt hold up when they get onto the basking platform, and it would collapse when I'm not home and my turtles will drown. Can my water my about 10" deep and not have to worry about my turtles drowning? Sorry for the dumb questions but I am planning a new turtle tank setup and my water has never been deeper than 6" so I dont know too much about what they can handle for water depths. Thanks for all your help *BeTh* (:
I have the medium basking platform called the "turtledock." It stays attached to the wall, but the turtles have begun chewing on it! I find little pieces of foam floating in the tank sometimes. It supports two basking turtles quite well. My water is 15" deep and I've never even worried about them drowning. Under 10" could be a problem if they wind up on their backs.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:56 PM
Edited by TitusvilleSurfer, 06 February 2007 - 09:57 PM.
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