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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:22 pm   Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:45 pm   Re: Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

Looks nice. How does he like those hanging spots?
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:57 pm   Re: Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

if your referring to the sleeping branch he is hanging on it tonight to sleep
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:00 am   Re: Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

My RES like to do that too. My male RES likes to take one paw to hang on and poke his head out of the water, while in my other tank my girl like to tip toe on a submerged platform so she can easily stick her nose out of the water.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:40 am   Re: Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

yeah the first is exactly what Toku was doing. Do you have a similar setup Steve?
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:35 pm   Re: Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

Not really, it's just a cork bark edge placed at an angle. Very simple and reliable. Looks pretty good but not as much as the drift wood.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:15 pm   Re: Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

Oh ok, I like the cork bark look. I actually got this idea from a post on the Austin turtle page, if I'm not mistaken. There is a article about picking, prepping, the materials needed and building the platforms. I found it by googling driftwood basking platforms. The author is Bob McNally. This is the person I have to give all the credit to for my basking area. I just followed his instructions. It was really easy to do.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:02 am   Re: Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

Very cool. I really love that set up.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:19 pm   Re: Toku with his new basking & sleeping branches

Thank you Halfshell!
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