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Posted by dsres on May 13, 2003 at 09:16:44:
In Reply to: My tank and pix of a turt basking posted by kiwiturtle on May 12, 2003 at 21:01:14:
I haven't had the chance to set it up yet. I bought the Fluval 204 first but I was worried it would have too much suction power.
Silly question but what do you use to attach suction cups and other pieces of plastic? Crazy glue? Where can you buy suction cups? I think I will do that.
I also bought a picture of a sea bed and attached it to the back of the tank. You can get them in pet stores. For easy removal, I attached magnetic strips to the top and bottom so they stick to the top of the tank.
:I sort of put the platforms together myself. I attached suction cups to some flat disposable plastic-ware (like the lid to a box) that's about 5"x8". Then attached another flat piece of plastic to it at an angle, serving as the ramp. I've seem pictures where people just invert a shallow plastic tray (which you can get at a dollar store, for organizing little things in the house), attach some strings to it and suspend it on the water surface. I think that should work pretty well too! The good thing about these DIY platforms is that you can always custom make them to accommodate your turtles. Hope that helps! BTW, I like the picture of your 10-G tank setup! How is the fluval-104 working for you? I have an Aquaclear 300 which I've been using for the past 3 weeks and I'm quite happy with it.