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Post Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:14 am   pond depth

im looking at building a outdoor pond this summer. how deep does it need to be for my res to be in all year round? with out heaters? i live in montgomery alabama.
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:25 am   Re: pond depth

Pond has to be at least 2 feet deep but Id aim for a spot to be 3 feet deep.
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:06 am   Re: pond depth

I'd even make it deeper if you could, and make sure the bottom is lined with leaves or mud or something so they can hibernate if necessary. The deeper it is, the warmer it stays, but if you get a freeze, it's still going to be super cold.

Oh, and if it might freeze, get a bubbler or six. My two kept open spots in my pond when there was an inch of ice everywhere around where the bubbles were.
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:06 am   Re: pond depth

Also be sure to post pictures here.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:25 am   Re: pond depth

thanks. i was planning on going 5 foot at the deepest point with a foot of mud at the bottom. i just wanted to make sure that would be deep enough for them during the winter. and i will make sure to post pics of the steps i take this summer. but first i need to finish the inside duel 55 im working on.
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1 king snake,1 ball python,1 red tailed boa,1 dumerils boa,1 leopard tortoise,1 leopard gecko,4 crested geckos,1 rose haired tarantula,3 bearded dragons,2 cats,4 dogs
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:30 am   Re: pond depth

Wow, how many gallons are you planning? I would love to see a build thread as you're moving along.
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Post Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:14 am   Re: pond depth

Really mud isnt necessary for them to hibernate. Just as long as a spot is left open for gasses to escape from pond, the leaves if any are fine. You really can just have a bare bottom.
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:49 pm   Re: pond depth

is the pond for any of the other 6 ( :shock: ) turtles too? i think It would b very interesting to see how they'd get along with each other.
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:56 am   Re: pond depth

all depends on how they get along. i hope that once i get finished it will be big enough to house most of them. but i will have to see.
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:11 pm   Re: pond depth

nice, cant wait!

I think steve means the outside pond
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:53 pm   Re: pond depth

ooooooooo that makes sense nowww its been a long week. not sure just yet but pretty darn big.
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2 razor back musk
1 king snake,1 ball python,1 red tailed boa,1 dumerils boa,1 leopard tortoise,1 leopard gecko,4 crested geckos,1 rose haired tarantula,3 bearded dragons,2 cats,4 dogs
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