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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:26 pm
by ashleygamergirl
how many turtle are in that tank?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:38 pm
by ashleygamergirl
come to my house and set up my new 125 gallon when i get it for christmas pls? haha ur are the best at this stuff tho for real. i love the tanks u do

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:06 am
by grey goose
I've got two girls now......

You live all the way down in Vineland! No way I'm driving through the the "Pineies"......(inside joke, only for NJ people).

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:53 pm
by ashleygamergirl

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:37 pm
by michael247
wow nice!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:24 pm
by myrtle1123
I LOOOOOVEE this tank!
All of it is designed amazingly!
You did a great job and probably worked really hard too!
But it all pays off right?!
I bet your turtles are having the time of their lives and are very greatful to you!
Good job! I love it!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:40 am
by mohamadfar
I make it for my tank :


and :


It is good for cleaning

I want more Idea for create dock or ramp

Help me !

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:32 pm
by grey goose
Thank you michael247 and myrtle1123! They really do enjoy themselves....
The real challenge is going to be when they get bigger. I think it's important to keep them "entertained" in their habitat, interested and busy in their surroundings.

mohamadfar, it may seem hard for you to set up a good habitat for your turt in your part of the world but keep in mind most of the things I use in my tank came from hardware stores and not pet shops.......just try to be creative and think like a turtle. :) It took me a long time before I was happy with my design.....keep trying, you'll get there!

I'm going to be posting a detailed thread on how I set up my basking ramp shortly (provided the "real world" stops interupting me). I'm sure you could find the materials to follow my plan......stay tuned.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:53 pm
by SpotsMama
mohamdfar, until you get your basking platform setup, can you put something in the tank for the turtles to rest on? Something that floats on the surface is what you'd look for. A piece of tree bark would be good IF you can find some that hasn't been treated with chemicals like insecticides and fungicides. Tree bark intended for a fish tank or other aquatic habitat would be good. The very best bark for this purpose is cork bark - it holds up very well in water and turtles like it (again, be SURE it hasn't be treated with chemicals.) If you can't find bark, maybe you can put some plastic plants in there or an artificial water lily pad.

Also, can you take your turtle out of the tank for an hour or two every day so its shell can dry off? It needs to dry off - top and bottom - almost every day to stay healthy. You can keep your turtle in a big wash tub with a towel in the bottom or some other safe place while he's drying.

That's going to be a really nice tank, by the way, when it's all set up. Be sure and show us pictures as it progresses. :D

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:44 am
by ashleygamergirl
grey is this tank doing? how well are things staying clean and so on?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:35 pm
by grey goose
Well, outside of a few rocks getting knocked loose from when Beaker flies off the basking ramp, all is well and holding up.
I'm thinking of making up another set, this time using mosaic tile.
Something like this: ... 1198352730
I'll have to figure out how much I would need, this could get expensive.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:30 pm
by kimberly183
Has anyone ever tried using the tile that is already put together in sheets (the kind you would just add grout to if you were using it for flooring)? I was just thinking it would make a good cover for a basking area/ramp because it has toe holds on it and the water would drain out of it, too.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:25 pm
by grey goose
I would think that it would deteriorate over time as it seems to be made of some sort of cloth......

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:34 am
those have to be the happiest turtles....amazing job man....i wish i had time money and enough of a work ethic to pull off something like that

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:17 am
by nicole101294
Your tank is so cool! Your turtles are so cute