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My new babies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:55 pm
by talal
Just got three baby turtles yesterday from the North American Reptile Breeders Conference. Two red ear sliders and one Yellow belly. They seem to be healthy and active, enjoying their new home. They like to bask and chill in the tank! Unlike other turtles that i've read about, they all ate pellets the first day they were here :)

The yellow belly is named Waffles, the slider basking with Waffles is Red and the one on the plant is Heisenberg :) they are in a 55 gallon tank, will upgrade to 150 - 200 gallon next year once they start getting bigger.

Re: My new babies

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:59 pm
by talal
I went to a local petstore here and got this piece of driftwood. I am going to boil it and soak it in water for a week or two and attach two ceramic tiles after leveling the two tops to make one shallow water and another regular dry basking platform.

Re: My new babies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:52 am
by steve
Awesome, looks like you're (and they) off to a great start.

Re: My new babies

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:49 am
by talal
Thanks steve :) im enjoying every bit of it !

Re: My new babies

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:32 am
by steve
Are you using any substrate in the tank? What kind of filter do you have?

Re: My new babies

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:04 pm
by talal
I just got river rocks today I picked out the broken pieces and smaller ones so my turtles wouldnt try to eat them. i'm going to use that as a substrate. My rena xp3 leaked we talked in the other thread about it. I just got another one in the mail today, I've been doing 75% water changes every 48 hours for now going to set everything up tomorrow

Re: My new babies

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:28 am
by steve
Make sure the seal is seated properly... a minor shift would allow room for a leak.