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Post Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:01 pm   Christmas Tree tub. New home.

Hi!! I wanted to have all of your input. I was wondering if it is a good idea to keep a red ear slider in a Christmas tree storage container on my patio. Currently, it lives in a kiddie pool. I thought maybe the tub would be better because its a little more deeper than the kiddie pool. However, I will lose the round surface area that the pool has... I am not sure what to do.
I live in California, Los angeles. Thank you!
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:22 am   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

Most plastic storage containers are OK, you will definitely want water levels higher than the turtles length but he will also need a basking area. As for keeping him outdoors, that depends a lot on the temperatures.
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Post Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:12 pm   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

I will be setting a basking area if I decide to switch to the tree container. But I'm worried that the turtle will not enjoy the long surface area and would prefer the pool. Haha
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:21 pm   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

What are the dimensions of the container?
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:08 pm   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

The size is 48 inch long, 17 inch wide and 13.5 inch deep.
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:36 pm   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

That's not bad, are you keeping the turtle indoors or out?
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:19 am   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

Currently, it is outside. However, I might move to San Diego in 6 months and really wanna bring the turtle with me and set this tub thing up indoors or outdoors if I am able to....
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:40 am   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

Oh yes! Would it be safer if I bought two tubs and keep one in the other to make it possibly stronger and to keep the tub from bulging out? Just in case I do wanna keep the tub in my room.
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:42 pm   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

It's a bit small for outdoor use. Yes, 2 might help keep it from bulging. but small cracks might still develop.
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:37 pm   Re: Christmas Tree tub. New home.

Ahh I see. Okay thank you so much!
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