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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:22 pm   New tank !

Hi, just wanted to share the new tank I set up for Shellby and Shelldon. :) The one you see on the third pic is Shelldon. Sorry about the size of the pics... spoiler tag doesn't work !

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:22 pm   Re: New tank !

Looks very nice, I bet Shellby and Shelldon are enjoying all that new room :)
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:40 am   Re: New tank !

They are ! They were a bit stressed at first but after the first night they were pretty chill. I put some treats the first two days on the dock so they knew where to go to bask, and now they perfectly know their new tank ! They love to sleep on that large floating plant.
I wanted a large tank in case something comes up and I can't build my pond as soon as I wanted to. :)
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:28 am   Re: New tank !

What material did you use for the dock?
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:07 am   Re: New tank !

Plexiglass and silicone aquarium. The angled sticks are in soft PVC, and the rug is a bathroom rug you find in any home depot.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:42 pm   Re: New tank !

Where's the rug used? Can't tell from my phone. Silicone doesn't stick well to smooth plastics, you'd want to keep an eye on that.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:00 am   Re: New tank !

Yep, definitely ^^

The rug is what's on the plexiglass, the thing with rock design on it.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:03 pm   Re: New tank !

Oh, OK. You probably don't want it to have contact with water though. Those things have a lot of chemicals added for durability. Maybe something like bath tub liners might hold as well?
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:56 pm   Re: New tank !

I verified everything before buying it ;) I checked things with the seller and also in the store catalogue. I call it bathroom rug but tbh I'm not really sure what it is ahah !
I called it that way cause it looks like it, but I actually bought it like you buy fabric. You buy it by the meter and the guy comes and cut it for you. I litteraly have no idea why would someone buy this. :lol:
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:31 pm   Re: New tank !

Looks like you did your homework! Nicely done!
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:28 pm   Re: New tank !

Is it okay if I post other pictures of my turtles ? :mrgreen: :msgreen:
Sometimes I take them out of the tank and we go on a stroll in the garden
https://www.pixenli.com/images/1506/150 ... 339000.jpg
https://www.pixenli.com/images/1506/150 ... 012600.jpg

And this is Shelldon taking a nap, like one or two months ago, in its old tank
https://www.pixenli.com/images/1506/150 ... 805600.jpg
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:30 am   Re: New tank !

Very nice! Looks like they were on their best behavior :)
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:48 am   Re: New tank !

thank you steve ! they were in a good mood this day, but it's starting to get difficult to watch these two at the same time. I might buy a portable plastic fence soon ahah !
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:16 am   Re: New tank !

Yeah, I learned the hard way that they are fast. Plus, some like to dig down and bury themselves. Once it took a few hours to find my female RES buried under some rocks... I still have no idea how she got there.
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:59 am   Re: New tank !

I found a picture of the group of hatchlings my RES came from, a year ago ! Found it on my local pet store facebook page. Shellby and Shelldon are somewhere in that pic :) So small !! If only they had more pictures, I'm sure I would be able to recognise Shellby, since her shell has a very distinct, irregular pattern. :)

https://scontent.fmru3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5A699274
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