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Discussion in 'Turtles' started by slimmer, Oct 14, 2004.

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  1. slimmer

    slimmer Member

    hi i keep 2 yellow bellied slider's chunky and squirt, chunky is about 6 inch long and squirt is about 4 inch long they are just under a year old get along lovely no fight's yet touch wood!! they love to eat mealworm's and guppie's best they also love carrot and apple grapes bannana skin and water melon skin, they live in a 5ft marine tank with a flurval5 pump uvb bulb and two 15w heater's so they are happy, the only problem i have is my waterdragon is jealous haha
  2. MIke_Haare

    MIke_Haare Elite Member

  3. Jay DeMore

    Jay DeMore Elite Member

    Sounds like a nice setup, do you have pics?
  4. slimmer

    slimmer Member

    na not yet digi cam aint workin will have soon tho, then will post loads of pic's
  5. Jem_Scout

    Jem_Scout Elite Member

    AWWWW Now you need to set up a new Dragon house so that EVERYONE is happy ;)
  6. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Welcome to herpcenter.
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Welcome to Herp Center!
    I am assuming that "marine" is a brand name on the aquarium? When I first read that I immediately thought "salt water"?
  8. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Cool :D I love turtles. What type of UV light and heaters are they?
  9. slimmer

    slimmer Member

    uvb tube lighting spot light for basking and 2 1500w water heater's nice and snug
  10. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Sounds pretty good. Do you really need the water heaters? I know some people use them, but I've never had a problem with the water getting too cold. Hope you can get some pics up sometime! Did you know the well known red-eared slider is one of many subspecies of the yellow-bellied slider? Just thought I'd throw that in there :p
  11. slimmer

    slimmer Member

    i know some people dont use heater's but i find they are more active eater's wen at a nice temp, co's they have there basking light and heater's it make the water up to around 80-90 nice an warm i only feed them in the evening wen the water is at the hottest, helps with digestion. there a quite athew subspcies. on the other note im gettin a map turtle soon once my mates egg's have hatched should be fun. i will send pics soopn im goin to pinch me mums camara wen she comes round next
  12. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Whoa there! Your water is WAY too hot. That's what the basking lighht is for. Part of the point of the water is for them to cool down. In nature when they want to heat up or get some UVB they'll bask. When they want to cool down or hunt, they'll enter the water. I'd drop the temp down to about 70 degrees. They'll get stressed and overheat if you keep them in that long term cause your not letting them thermoregulate. Your giving them two choices, hot and dry or hot and wet, and those are the wrong two choices. When they need to digest they'll come out and bask.
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