Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

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Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby blink » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:23 pm

I believe they are just a year old now.
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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby blink » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:33 pm

For some reason my turtles seem to like stayin in the water A LOT more than on land... I was told as juveniles they swim a lot so I guess it's normal. I setup my tank to be 75% water and 25% land area. So far they rarely come out of the water and usually just relax in the shallow end of the tank under the heat lamp. Even when I feed them worms or veggies they take their food and jump into the water to eat em. Was just wondering if I'm doing this right because I heard they like to be on land, but mine seem to like stayin in the water! haha
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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby Marnix Hoekstra » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:00 pm

Hi blink,
I like your pics. It's a very nice setup. :)
Staying in the shallow part is typical behaviour for juveniles. Adults venture more on land and need a larger land area.
Where did you get these babies from?

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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby blink » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:26 am

I got mine from a local Reptile pet store in Orange County, CA.
I'm planning to get a bigger tank in 2 to 3 years and having 50% water and 50% land area. XD
My tank is 60 gallons atm, I wanna get a 120 gallon or bigger later on!!

Do you suggest I do 75% land 25% water in the future?

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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby Marnix Hoekstra » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:48 pm

What you're planning sounds good, though they may need a larger land area sooner than that.
I suggest a 50%-50% setup for sub-adults and adults, or at least enough space to swim around and enough space to walk around. 8)

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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby Julia » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:30 pm

Your babies are adorable! :D Really like the setup as well! :wink:
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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby Julia » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:32 pm

I forgot my manners! :oops: Welcome to the forum!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby blink » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:34 am

oo! ok, im gonna go buy one of those islands i saw at Petco that stick to the inside of the tank. That should give em about another 25% land area to play on :o

thanks for the welcome too btw ^^

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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby blink » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:23 am

This is my tank so far :P

gonna upgrade to a 150 gallon in 5 or 6 months!!


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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby blink » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:26 am

I pretty much failed on trying to post my videos lol

here's the link to my current turtle tank
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EYyC1JsSp0

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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby Marnix Hoekstra » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:59 am

Hi blink,
I like your tank. It's very lively :D
Embedding videos isn't possible (yet). But I've added your video to the videos page, if that's okay with you ;-)

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Re: Hallo, just a pic of my babies :P

Postby blink » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:26 am

haha thats fine with me


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