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Posted by Maggie on April 27, 2003 at 17:28:58:
In Reply to: Perfect turtle housing posted by jimsworld on April 26, 2003 at 19:02:57:
I also use an outdoor kiddie pool mostly in the spring and summer...I recommend people to get a cover for it to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in the water and to prevent too much dust+ leaves from falling in...they run about $9.00 at K-mart but BE SURE to purchase the deepest pool possible to prevent escapes...and you can install a pond filter and float water hyacinths...
If people are going to keep sliders in aquariums (mine resides in one too) then it is only fair to provide outdoor exercise and explore time. I think we should really move to saying 1 adult slider at least 50 gallons in a wide tank (not narrow+tall fish tank).
INDOOR POND...I posted at the Turtle Homes Yahoo messageboard about the possibility of an indoor pond (preformed pond shells are not an option for my active male slider)...so I was thinking about a huge 200 gallon plastic container (the kind used to water horses etc) as an indoor pond...folks at Turtle Homes mentioned the dangers of that kind of weight placed on the 2nd floor of an apartment...do you think it is too dangerous?