My New Set Up

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LeonWales
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Re: My New Set Up

Post by LeonWales » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:16 am

~cnf-blink I didnt know that. The poor thing hasn't had one bulb yet.
2 Fancy Goldfish 3 Betta Splendens 1 Map Turtle 2 Bristlenose Plecos
(Not all in the same tank :P)

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Re: My New Set Up

Post by suej » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:36 am

Dont worry, they survive can some horrible setups including manky green water.
Personally I think the basking bulb is the most important, if they are fed a diet that contains D3 the UV is not as important as they are getting it in the food. But that is a bit controversial ~wsltng
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Re: My New Set Up

Post by LeonWales » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:43 pm

~cnf-dunno I have so much to learn i thought the UV was more important.
2 Fancy Goldfish 3 Betta Splendens 1 Map Turtle 2 Bristlenose Plecos
(Not all in the same tank :P)

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Re: My New Set Up

Post by suej » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:26 pm

we all had to start somewhere, don't worry, we understand where you are at right now ~wink-smile
what light came with the tank?
oh and by the way, most pet shops haven't got a clue when it comes to the right way to look after a turtle. ~hmm
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Re: My New Set Up

Post by sdmtate » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:31 pm

i learned that quickly sue,pet shops dont have a clue,i was never given the right advice off them,all i have learned is from all you experienced teachers on this forum and have still loads to learn....steve
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LeonWales
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Re: My New Set Up

Post by LeonWales » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:55 pm

Just a normal tube come with the tank but im going to pick up my UVB tube tonight. Does this mean my UVB tube is useless?
2 Fancy Goldfish 3 Betta Splendens 1 Map Turtle 2 Bristlenose Plecos
(Not all in the same tank :P)

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Re: My New Set Up

Post by suej » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:28 pm

no your tube is just fine, you just need to add a little spot light for a nice warm place on the turtle dock, then your new friend will get out of the water and pose for you ~fn-hdbng
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Re: My New Set Up

Post by LeonWales » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:34 pm

Lol its always posing anyway
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(Not all in the same tank :P)

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Re: My New Set Up

Post by Romski » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:15 pm

suej wrote:Dont worry, they survive can some horrible setups including manky green water.
Personally I think the basking bulb is the most important, if they are fed a diet that contains D3 the UV is not as important as they are getting it in the food. But that is a bit controversial ~wsltng
Not at alI, I have raised loads of youngsters without ill effects. When I first started it was not realised the part played by UV was so important. However it is generally accepted that UV is beneficial. I don't have full strength lamps nor are they on all the time. Just as in real life when the light is strongest I turn them on at mid day for a couple of hours.

As soon as possible I do offer sunlight.

I agree with Sue that quality of food is vital. In young animals often presentation matters also. You will notice that the first test of food is through sniffing so pay attention to smell.

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