General Care Discussion :: new and need help

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:07 pm   new and need help

Good morning I am a future turtle owner and i have a ton of questions and need help. im planning on getting a red eared slider and a painted turtle for my fiance for christmas, but i have no idea what i am doing. I have a friend who is selling a 20x20 cube style tank with lights, tank logs substrate and new canister filter. i planned on grabbing that assuming it is big enough. the next problem i have is i have no idea where to buy baby turtles or if i need to buy anything else. please any help or advice is greatly appreciated
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:18 pm   Re: new and need help

Unless you have the space for two different setups, then only get one. It's way too common for them to fight. I'd also nix a cube. Male RES and painteds should stay small, you can probably get away with a 40 gallon breeder or 55 gallon. I do recommend getting larger because you have more choices for decorations and the two things most turtle keepers enjoy watching is their turtles swim and stretched out basking.
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