my new tank and yellow belly

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my new tank and yellow belly

Post by louise88 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:19 pm

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Re: my new tank and yellow belly

Post by MikeC » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:34 pm

Hi there. Thanks for the photographs.

I don't think we have seen a tank with a solid built up end for a while. I like the look of it as it looks like a cross section of a stream. I guess from the turtles view it looks more natural too.

I assume the strip light is a UV bulb. Do you have a heat lamp over the "land" area at the end there?

I also assume the bark looking tunnel is for climbing under and not on or is it there temporarily purely to support what looks like a thermometer?

Maybe there are concerns about a potential "landslide" and how the turtle would fair if that happened. Is that possible?

Also, as time passes you should probably think about a larger tank of the same design or raising the water level and / or removing some of the gravel to create more water volume.

Thanks again for an interesting post.

Michael

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Re: my new tank and yellow belly

Post by Neil » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:57 pm

Nice looking tank, but you need a heat lamp as well as a UVB tube. I assume your other post was saying it's the basking area that's 20C then, rather than the water, in which case that's definitely too cold, it should be around 30C. Watch out for him eating the gravel, that can be lethal, plus that tank won't be big enough for very long, but other than that a nice looking starter setup :)
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Re: my new tank and yellow belly

Post by Julie » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:36 am

It certain does look lovely but gravel really is not the best. Many years ago, after I removed the gravel from the tank, my two were still poo-ing it 6 months later. That's got to hurt ~wsltng
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Re: my new tank and yellow belly

Post by louise88 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:23 pm

thankyou i think hes ok with the gravel at the mo he doesnt try to eat it anyway yes the bark is for him to go under and we are waiting for his new basking lamp to come in the post :)

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Re: my new tank and yellow belly

Post by redfoot man » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:42 am

Hi,I think you've done a great job,it looks great,he will love it in there,[i've used gravel for 40 odd years ,never had a problem with it myself]
All the very best,Jon

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