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by Neil
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New owner of Yellow Bellied Sliders
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Re: New owner of Yellow Bellied Sliders

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :) Firstly, good work on the rescues, sounds like it was non-too-soon! I'm working through your posts so will answer your main questions there, but the pond question depends on where you are (I see you mention London, is that still the case?), and what garden ...
by Neil
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: Introducing myself

Hello and welcome to the site and forum! Sorry for the delay replying, unfortunately the forum isn't currently as busy as it used to be and I am unable to dedicate as much time to it at the moment either for one reason or another... With a footprint like that to work with, there is a lot you can ach...
by Neil
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Basking Area
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Basking Area

Sorry for the slow reply and welcome to the forum! I'm sure there are some posts about above tank basking areas, however knowing the tank you have will help with the advice. The basic idea though is a waterproof sheet (acrylic or polycarbonate twinwall are good) cut to size to sit either on the very...
by Neil
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What is wrong with Tuin's shell?
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Re: What is wrong with Tuin's shell?

Sorry for the delay replying, glad all is looking better. Sounds like the setup is good, but if you can introduce some more vitamin E into his diet (it definitely is a he from that pic ~thmbu) by feeding something like wheatgerm pellets, and some more calcium by floating a cuttlebone in the tank or ...
by Neil
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What is wrong with Tuin's shell?
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Re: What is wrong with Tuin's shell?

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :) Firstly, you're almost there, it's called a "scute", and it appears that's it's been hiding underlying shell rot, however (and you can give it a sniff to confirm this), it does not appear to be active. What is you tank and basking area like (temps, filtrati...
by Neil
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Uvb 10.0
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Uvb 10.0

Depends on the wattage, a 13W 10% would give the same UVB output as a 26W 5% so that's a factor. A UVB meter is the best thing to judge, but generally an average 5% would be minimum, an average 8% would be good, a 10% better providing you can keep distance, or a MVB would be the best as it is basica...
by Neil
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Uvb 10.0
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Uvb 10.0

These bulbs are UV only, but any "standard" bulb (not low energy) can be used for heat. Also be careful as the 10% bulbs have a larger minimum safe distance from the basking area, usually around 16-18" for the first dozen or so hours of use, then around 12".
by Neil
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: I.D. Forum
Topic: Need help with my terrapin
Replies: 1
Views: 1812

Re: Need help with my terrapin

Too small to tell gender yet, but it's a false map, or possibly a mix ~thmbu
by Neil
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Pond with water only OR water+basking area
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: Pond with water only OR water+basking area

That tub is losing a LOT of swimming space for very little useful land area, you'd be much better off using a tub that's all water and building a basking area above it with a ramp from the water...sides as well to stop escapes, obviously ~thmbu
by Neil
Tue May 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: YBS Not eating
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: YBS Not eating

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :) Firstly, you've made the common mistake of listening to the turtle food packet for feeding amounts, I'm pretty sure they just picked a number out of thin air for maximum sales! Around a level teaspoon once every other day is plenty for them at this size, ov...