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Jimmy's New Set-up

Discussion in 'Turtles' started by danomite7, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    Here is a few pictures of Jimmy's new set up.

    Tried to get him basking
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    I just spent $70.00 today on a new filter and heater
     
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    That looks great!
     
  3. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    Last night i went down to see how he was doing and he started biting on the metal part of the dock does anyone know why?
     
  4. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    He's probably just investigating what it is...
     
  5. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Yeah, a lot of times, I catch my turtle nipping at a piece of gravel (I use gravel larger than his head now because i was worried he was going to swallow some.) I think it's curiosity, but turtles also have a very acute sense of smell.
     
  6. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    ok so i am not as woried know but should i take those rocks out know?
     
  7. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    If they are small enough to fit in his mouth, yes, you should take them out.
     
  8. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    and do i have to replace them with bigger rocks or no?
     
  9. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    That's up to you. He will be fine with a bare tank floor.
     
  10. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    so the rocks aren't a BIG part of his habitat
     
  11. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Not having rocks on the floor of the aquarium will also facilitate cleaning the tank.
     
  12. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    so the rocks are just for looks right
     
  13. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

  14. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    turtles are quite versatile. A lot of things can change in their environment, and they seem to do fine.
     
  15. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    ok then he should still have a hiding spot right?
     
  16. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    You can if you want. he may or may not use it.
     
  17. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    well he likes to hide a lot. like when we were cleaning his tank out he went into his log and held himself there
     
  18. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    It doesn't hurt to leave it in there, especially if it makes the turtle feel a little more secure.
     
  19. danomite7

    danomite7 Banned User

    Ok well he is being WAY more healthy and he likes me to feed him right out of my hand!
     
  20. Freihto

    Freihto Elite Member

    I'm only repeating something i heard a while back, but supposedly, having gravel in a tank, helps house bacteria that keeps water clean/filters it slightly, plus, feeds small guppies if you have some swimming around in there for him to eat while your not there.

    Not sure if the keep clean bit is true, but i know first hand that i've had guppies live longer in a tank with grave than a tank without it. And my axolotl tanks do seem cleaner since i've put the gravel in.
     
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