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Turtle Tank

Discussion in 'Turtles' started by Frogguy, May 14, 2009.

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  1. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    is it going out side? be care full in the yard in that tank it could cook!
     
  2. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Or idiot human beings

    Not a glass tank, an open wading pool type thing I believe.
     
  3. Frogguy

    Frogguy Active Member

    Yes,a wading pool.
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Even a shallow wading pool in direct sunlight can overheat and cook the turtle.
     
  5. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Lowes usually has pre-formed ponds, but they are a tad more expensive.

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  6. Frogguy

    Frogguy Active Member

    Well,actually I was planning on placing the "pond" under a canopy.
     
  7. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    as long as there is some shade, and some sunlight, it sounds good to me.
     
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    The turtle WILL need access to direct sunlight to bask.
     
  9. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    Those black small ponds aren't made for an animal to live in they will cook them in the sun. even if sunk into the ground.

    The black stock tubs that sit above ground even more so.
     
  10. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    Not necessarily. Many of those ponds were made for gardens, and intended to be inhabited by fish (usually koi). Warm water will roast a fish as easily as a turtle.

    The pond temperature issue is usually depth - or surface area of water exposed to sunlight. The sun will warm the water, yes, but with a bigger volume of water, it will heat up less than if it was only an inch deep. Even less if just part of it is shaded.

    And since we're talking big outdoor tubs for big turtles, I'm presuming they intend to give it some swimming space, plenty of water.
     
  11. Frogguy

    Frogguy Active Member

    Well,yeah the "basking" spot is going to be in direct sunlight
     
  12. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    And some of those tubs are quite large.
    I could get in and lay down in some of them!
     
  13. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    I'd still look for a stock tank. I think a kiddie pool will need too much modification and they aren't really that big, unless you get the really big one! They are usually soft sided and I can't imagine it would last forever.
     
  14. shwknight

    shwknight Elite Member

    Get him one of those "big" above ground pools :p:p
    He'd be in turtle heaven ;)
     
  15. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    someday, when I have a house, with a yard, I'm getting my turtle an outdoor pond for the nice days (and he's fully grown at 5 inches! talk about spoiled!)
     
  16. shwknight

    shwknight Elite Member

    LOL I know what you mean Dragoness. I'm told by everyone that I spoil Buddy and the 3 cats :D:D
    But the way I look at it is, I get to have nice stuff, eat good things, and sleep in a nice bed so why shouldn't all my pets have all that too ;)
     
  17. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I'm the same. What's the point of having them if you can't provide them the best possible lifestyle?
     
  18. Frogguy

    Frogguy Active Member

  19. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    No clue. I would have to see it in person. It doesn't look deep enough.
     
  20. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I agree. In direct sun it would overheat.
    Turtle soup.
    I wouldn't try anything less than 2 ft of water.
     
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