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Baby red-ear.. help with tank?

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Posted by: chase_hyland at Sun Dec 23 18:50:00 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by chase_hyland ]  
   

Hi guys,

I'm used to keeping snakes and russian tortoises, and we recently rescued a baby Red-Eared Slider. He's about the size of a quarter. My wife is a school teacher and she wants to make him the class "visual" pet.. kids will NOT be able to handle him. Anyways.. I have some questions about his home...

We have a 15gallon rectangle aquarium. I have 3 of the sides covered with a backing so only the front glass is visible. The bottom of the tank is covered with tiny smooth pebbles.. the water is filled about half way.. and we have a "Zoo-Med Unique Floating Dock" for him to bask on (it's very cool). But we're missing a few things

I understand the temp of the water must be 78-82F, and he needs a UVB light and a heat lamp. What else do I need and can anyone recommend brands and stuff? I live in South Texas and these are native.. we usually kept them outside and they would grow HUGE.. never had one of these inside... help?


   

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