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new temp set up

Post by millie_moo » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:18 pm

this is still on going as i want to make sure i do every right. my new temporary home for my res Bea.

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and the half finished article, the cork bark is being weigh down at one end, it is attached to a pond plant basket which i have put slate in to weigh it down, this is also where i will be putting the plants rather than having them loose. as i am saving for a filter for my final project i will have 2 on the go in here since atm they are just waiting to be used, a eheim pick up 2012 and an aqua flow 400. i am going to have to get a heater too as the bath is on a concrete floor the temps ive got so far are around 16 degrees. its full to the brim so at least she will have the full 1ft deep of water. any suggestions welcome!

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Post by millie_moo » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:16 pm

all done! was trying to get some updated pics of bea but she wasnt having any of it so maybe next time!
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Post by Neil » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:55 pm

Looking really nice ~thmbu
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Post by Tim » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:14 pm

Looking good! ~fn-hdbng

What's the average temp in the room she's in?
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Post by millie_moo » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:07 pm

cold! i think about 18 degrees. lower at night. she is downstairs as we are still doing work to the house its cold down there! i keep my axies and newts down there for that reason. the water is 20 degrees with the heater, without it it will drop to around 15-16. what i didnt think of was to put some underlay underneath the bath to help hold in some heat as its on a concrete floor, when i have to clean it out completely i will do this. i did have the basking light higher orginally but was not hitting high enough temps with it. its a solar glo 125w
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Post by Tim » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:23 pm

Yeah, best to have a heater in the water then!
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Post by Julie » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:54 am

I think your temporary set up looks very luxurious ~dance
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Re: new temp set up

Post by markh22 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:45 pm

I put 2" thick polystyrene under all my tubs that sit on concrete floors - more effective insulator than underlay and might save you some heating costs. When you clean it out next.....

Also maybe think about partially covering the pond with a piece of glass or rigid plastic sheet to retain a bit more heat? I'm thinking more about your costs and condensation in the room where the tub is......but cold air above warm water can (by no means will) result in respiratory problems developing.

other than that, very luxurious indeed for one turtle!

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Re: new temp set up

Post by millie_moo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:10 pm

i have had to make some changes, my loverly Bea kept moving the cork bark! the room isnt as cold as it was as the weather has warmed up, she has settled more she is back to her regular basking and eating. unlike my bob whenever you have to alter her tank/bath or put your hand in or handle her, it takes her about 3 weeks to begin trusting you again so i dont like to disturbed her too much. (i only handle when its needed).


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Post by Julie » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:36 pm

A very subtle change ~trttle
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