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Post Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:25 pm   Hey Guys!

Hi! I am Shelly's mom and so excited to be here! Shelly is around 15 years old and she is a RES that I bought as a hatchling in the 8th grade! I just upgraded her turtle mansion from a 55 too 100 gallons and we are super excited! I came here to learn, chat, and share common interests. :msgreen:
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:19 am   Re: Hey Guys!

Welcome to the forum Shelly and Shelly's mom! Any pics of her new mansion? :)
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:01 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

Just as soon as she is moved in I will try to upload some photos. Waiting on some final touches, we haven't got a basking area set up yet. FedEx has not gotten in any hurry! Too much excitement!!
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:36 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

You're probably more excited than she is :) She'll love all that swimming space too, maybe pick up a few feeder fish so she can get some exercise in there.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:30 am   Re: Hey Guys!

Welcome to the forum :)
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:56 am   Re: Hey Guys!

Some photos of Shelly's new house, She is getting so big! I gave her 2 feeders.. she chased one around about two days and finally they both disappeared. She is getting a little slow in her age.. maybe we need more exercise :P :mrgreen:
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:34 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

:) Looks like she's enjoying her new home ! :)
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:41 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

She was very comfortable. In the past she wouldn't eat much at first when we had done tank changes. This time she was eating right as soon as I dropped her in. The differences aren't major, just in width an depth and basking area.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:49 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

Knowing that dock is 12" wide and 2" long can tell tank is 18" wide she is loving that. Babies don't like change but the older they get handle it well. My Piggley like's about every two months a change up help's to keep his interest up and fulfills his curiosity. He's a male 5" RES. But he has things I can "not" more or he puts it back.... turtles...
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:50 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

Isn't that the funniest thing. She will have her plants moved around every day...
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:57 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

:lol: Once she gets her Feng Shui correct then it will stay there. :lol:
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:20 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

Yeah, don't even try to do a cute set up, they will ruin everything lol. I am very stubborn so I tried for a long time. But I guess my turtles are even more stubborn than me ahah!
One of my girls is also called Shelly, it's such a cute name!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:04 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

Looks great! Shelly must be pretty happy in there :)
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:21 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

She is LOVING her dock by the way. I don't have the heart to turn off her light at night some evenings she is on there for hours. I would like to get started on an above tank area but I really think she is content for now.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:23 pm   Re: Hey Guys!

She has arranged her plants in what I call the "jungle" and that's where she rests now.
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