Habitat - Indoor :: Basking dock

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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:05 am   Basking dock

Hey guys. I have been to many pet stores in my area and none sell turtle docks!!! Does anyone know some ideas of what o can use that looks decent like a diy project or can anyone send pics of what your dIY project looks like.
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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:58 am   Re: Basking dock

DIY works better! Under this topic "indoor" you can see above your post round icon's "informational stickies' look at basking pictures you will see what I did for Piggley on page 88. Hell take you time look at all you may see something you like.
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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:42 am   Re: Basking dock

Depending on the size of your turtle, I find that commercial docks are usually not adequate. I'm not particularly handy, so I used PVC piping and a drying rack to make a base for some tile I picked up a Home Depot.

As litefoot said, take a look around the forum or google image search for some ideas. As long as it is turtle safe, you can use just about anything.
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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 12:03 pm   Re: Basking dock

Very true on most commercial dock. When some see the cost.... I have seen people say I'll get the medium size due to cost and tell themselves it will work for an adult RES , guess what "will not". Then say the dock is no good . They make an x-large floating one 12"x24" that will hold an adult good. I had two , when my Minnie was 12" female RES I used pegs and put two together just to give her more room to turn around on but one did hold her up well. Problem was the cost over $50 each !!! That was before my DIY days and retirement !
The PVC piping is good and works well for around $10-$15 or less and you always can tweak it some for looks down the road. This is where I like Rubbermaid stock tanks better more tweaking can be done due to the size ! My 150 gal is 3' x 5' allows plenty of ideas to come true. Today I like natural cork... who knows what I'll like tomorrow.
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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 5:20 pm   Re: Basking dock

How big is the tank and turtle? I use a PVC/tile in one tank... it will last forever and is stronger than necessary. Cheapest option too, though not the prettiest.
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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 1:35 am   Re: Basking dock

Thanks guys I will
Look at all the options and search images and will find something
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