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by Neil
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Basking Area
Replies: 1
Views: 853

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: 1986

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: 1986

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: 1209

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: 1209

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: 1455

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: 1323

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: 985

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...
by Neil
Thu May 12, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: YBS- Small wound on head?
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Re: YBS- Small wound on head?

Hi, is there a basking area in the tank (rather than an above tank one), and if so what's it made of? Looks like a fairly small and insignificant injury so with clean water and plenty of basking it should heal up perfectly well on it's own ~thmbu
by Neil
Thu May 12, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New owner looking for tips
Replies: 2
Views: 1394

Re: New owner looking for tips

Hello and welcome to the site and forum :)

Have you had a look at the slider CARE SHEET yet? RES are very resillient and it certainly sounds like this one is now in a much better home, well done you for taking them in ~trttle

Neil