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Thread: Stu the turtle

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    I never realized that we had this section, i guess i never scrolled down this far. i have a one year old RES named Stu. Stu is great and this is how i got to getting into fish. when he grew out of his 20gal i had a random tank left over so needless to say i got some fish and here i am now.

    If people have the ability they should try turtles there wonderful and have lots of personality. here is a pic of Stu from earlier in the year and ill post some pics of his enclosure. also if anyone needs help with turtles you can just ask away.


    What a cute little guy!

    Right now he is in a 20gal long tank. he is about 1.75" SCL at the moment. Turtles need at least 10 gal per inch of turtle. Male RES get about 9-10" or so and females will get larger 10-12" so eventually i will need a huge tank or pond. turtles need a lot of filtration and i have an elite stingray submersible filter rated at 60 gallons. they need to have water in the 78-82* range and something to break the surface tension of the water like an air pump otherwise there will be a scum that will form. you will need a UVB bulb, i have a compact florescent kind or they cant get their vitamin A and D and will soon get sick and die. they also need a basking spot with a UVA bulb, normal reptile heat bulbs will work and the temp of the basking area needs to be 85-90*. turtles need to bask in order to digest food turtles dirty the water realy fast so you need to clean it once a week which is a lot of work. it is all worth it though. they will beg for food and they all have their own quirks and personality's
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    wow he is cute
    angelcakes (penny)
    "The big fish eats the small one."
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    I had turtles when I was a child...but it wasn't a good time to have turtles...not enough information about turtle care was available...

    Stu is adorable!
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    thanks i will get some better pics up when my camera has stopped being broken.

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    I loooooooooooove your turtle ... I had two when I was young... But knew nothing about them... And they died...
    Say, can you tell us a little about your set up for this kind of turtle?
    *but discretly, I don't want my boyfriend to know that I'm interested in another kind of pet *
    21 gal: 4 Ornate, 7 Pencilfish, 1 Oto, 7 Amano, 1 Peckoltia-10 gal: 4 Betta rutilans, 6 Galaxy, 1 Cherry, 1 Hillstream -5 gal: 2 Endlers, snail, tiger shrimp-15 gal: 2 Peckoltia, 6 threadfin R.

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    Looks like a red ear slider turtle. They need a 40g tank atleast, 65-75g is more ideal, because they can get somewhat big. It costs a lot to set up a turtle tank.. They are really neat though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amp88
    They need a 40g tank atleast, 65-75g is more ideal, because they can get somewhat big. It costs a lot to set up a turtle tank.. They are really neat though.
    they need more than that its more like 100-120 gal. its expensive at first but well worth it they are more interactive and have more personality than any fish that ive had
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    i was always told 75g is best, thanks for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amp88
    i was always told 75g is best, thanks for the information.
    yah the rule is a minimum of 10 gal per inch of turtle. a 10-12" turt needs a 100-120gal
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    Your turtle is very nice!!!

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