I don't have a red eared slider , but my friend does. He is being raised on pellets and dried shrimp. I'm guessing his shell is about four inches long and he is in a 20 gallon long, filled about half way with water. The basking spot is I don't know hot, and I know he doesn't either, the same with water temps and air temps. I'm no expert with turtles, but I'm sure that this isn't completely correct. Any input? And how are greens usually offered to turtles in a fully aquatic setup? (with a basking platform, of course) If your wondering why I'm the one inquiring about this, well...he's just that type, I guess. I mean I was the one who cleaned the turtle tank last time I was around. It's kind of frustrating hearing him talk about all the reptiles he wants when the one he has hasn't eaten for a week because he ran out of commercial pellets! But about the question; I'd appreciate more for my friends turtle than anything else for input!