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RE: Just acquired a really special turtl

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Posted by: macefish at Tue Jan 20 12:18:10 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by macefish ]  
   

Thanks for the reply !
I was expecting him to grow fast as a young turtle so this aquarium is definitely temporary ( as in a week or two) I was hoping to feed him in this bowl and let him swim in a heated container when I'm home. I only have glass aquarium heaters (submersible ones) on hand, will he try to stand on it and be burned? Is 78 ok? I want him to be as warm as he needs.

His lighting is just a 60w bulb so I'll have to pick up a thermometer, it really doesn't seem like 90F but it does seem warm. I also have a few flourescent strips on hand and am familiar with UVB, would higher rating be better? 10.0 as opposed to 5.0?

He really seems to like to be "dry" a lot, I've made a humidity box to see if he would like it but he just lays on the fir chips with his legs popped out in a basking pose, is this because I'm not providing ample swimming room? In other words, I would like to design his next enclosure correctly, with plenty of growing space for about 2-4 years. 50/50 is just a little vague :P


   

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