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My tank and pix of a turt basking


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Posted by kiwiturtle on May 12, 2003 at 20:50:34:

In Reply to: My tank and pix of a turt basking posted by AlexBo on May 12, 2003 at 15:07:01:

I'm by no means an expert on this but I believe the min. water depth is 2 times the carapace length of your turtle. But the more water the merrier, provided that they can get to some shallow areas and a land area. Right now I have about 7 inches of water in there and my turts are 1.5" long. The main reason for so much water is that I have an Aquaclear, which is a waterfall type filter and I want to minimize the vertical drop of the water. Plus the more water there is the longer it stays clean. I provide them a large basking area (5"x8") with a ramp, and both a smaller submerged platform and a natural rock that's 1" below the water surface. Hope this helps!


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