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by Daman
Fri Feb 28, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: Green algy looking stuff every week, How do I get rid of it.
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Green algy looking stuff every week, How do I get rid of

Turtles actually need a little slime coat so a little algae will not hurt. However, I did not see that you mention filter for the water(assuming this is a water turtle). You really need to get a filter. That will help with the algae and will decrease the unhealthy ammonia too. make sure you get a fi...
by Daman
Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: lighting question
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: lighting question

Funny you should mention adding water. I have to add a quarter gallon every week. I used to think that maybe I had a slow leak in the tank, but after checking it out I found out that the lamp was evaporating the water. if the lamp is left on for 8+ hours, the air smells musty from the turtle water. ...
by Daman
Thu Feb 13, 2003 3:40 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Baby? I think? feeding
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Baby? I think? feeding

Your RES is not very old at all, maybe 2-3 months. They can grow pretty fast when eating a lot. It seems that they double in size every 3-4 months during the first year. You are feeding her fine for her size. Twice a day, as much as she can eat in 5-8 minutes. Remove any excess after this time. As a...
by Daman
Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:26 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: Making a tank?
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Making a tank?

I priced having glass cut for a custom tank and found that it wasn\'t economicaly very advantageous. The glass dealer explained to me that the thickness of glass varies and that you need to know know the total volume to decide on the thickness. The epoxy, frame and risk did not warrant creating a ta...
by Daman
Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:42 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: still not eating
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: still not eating

What is the water temp? Mine will not eat if the water is below 75 degrees. I keep the water at 80 and they get ravenous. Try cooked chicken cut into small pieces too.
by Daman
Tue Jan 21, 2003 4:04 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Box turtle not eating in cold weather
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Box turtle not eating in cold weather

It\'s all about the water temp. Get a thermometer for your tank. If the temp is below 75, the heating pad isn\'t doing the job. You may need to get a submersible heater to keep the temp 78-80.
by Daman
Tue Jan 21, 2003 12:16 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: New home
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: New home

It is set up right. I have only a half hood whuch shines green light into the water. Over the island I have the UV bulb in a clip lamp.
I\'m going to keep the gravel. I might have to change the tank more often, but truthfuly, I enjoy moving aroung the logs, rocks and plants and filters.
by Daman
Sat Jan 18, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: just wondering....
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: just wondering....

From what I have read and observed, Turtles are like dogs, they eat and sleep most of the time. They don\'t know when to stop eating and can actually stuff themselves to death. I find it curious that all your fish were eaten that fast. Your turtle must like the chase and hunt. From what I read, most...
by Daman
Fri Jan 17, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: This just in........
Replies: 1
Views: 462

This just in........

Turtles are fun to watch.

I am really enjoying them. Maybe they are worth all the expense. Probally not, but I will try to not thimk about it.
by Daman
Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:41 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles and fishes
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: Turtles and fishes

Funny that this is back up. I just lost my first fish a couple hours ago. It had been a long time since I put them in. I didn\'t think they would ever eat them(though they did give chase from time to time) but, sure enough, one is gone!!!
by Daman
Thu Jan 16, 2003 3:44 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Heater Question?
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Heater Question?

Look here http://www.petsmart.com/fish/shopping/aquarium_heaters/psearch.shtml?advert.000420.aid_00068= Most of these submergable heaters have suction cups. You probally would not want much more than a 50 watt heater for 10-30 gallon tanks. A 100 watt heats the water too fast. A 50 watt stays on mor...
by Daman
Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: New home
Replies: 3
Views: 879

New home

O.K. These two litle guys who I bought with the little plastic, round bucket to keep as an \"easy\" pet have nickeled and dimed me to death. So, I just decided to go ahead and get it all and do it right this time. I got them a 30Long tank with a good submersible filter, 30 pounds of gravel...
by Daman
Tue Jan 14, 2003 7:44 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: HOw Can I tell
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: HOw Can I tell

Do you have a heater? If it is not between 75-82, your turtle will not eat much, as it is on the edge of hibernation. Get a nice size tank, a heater, basking lamp, filter, etc.. and if your turtle is healthy then he will eat and move like crazy.
by Daman
Sun Jan 12, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: just curious..
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: just curious..

From what I understand(not too much), Turtles are one of the friendlier Reptile or Amphibian pets. They form an attachment to the person who feeds them. They might not have actual effection for you, but they will trust you and form a bond.(Food Based) My RES swim to the glass when I come in the room...
by Daman
Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtles and fishes
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: Turtles and fishes

If you keep the turtle well fed and used to getting hand fed, it porbally will not eat the fish. Turtles seem to eat what is easiest first and if they aren\'t that hungry, then they will not eat something that is difficult to catch.
by Daman
Fri Jan 10, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: What age to feed guppies??
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: What age to feed guppies??

Mine are the same size as yours and I feed guppies to them. I put five guppies in the tank and it they last about 5 to 10 days. It is fun to watch the turtles chase the guppies, though I have never seen one caught. All I know is that I wake up and every morning or two one is missing. They must get t...
by Daman
Fri Jan 10, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Condensation

I do not use a basking lamp, just the hood lamp, but one side of the tank is next to a window where they can get indirect sunlight for most of the day. This must work pretty well as they like to climb out of the water and sleep on the rock in the sunlight. Also, I use one of those little calcium blo...
by Daman
Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Turtle Indoor Setups
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Condensation

I just bought a lighted hood for my aquarium. It makes the setup much easier to look at but now I have condensation on the glass. I only put the light on from about 5pm to 9pm but the condensation lasts all day. I dropped the water temp slightly(from 80 to 78) thinking that that might help. It didn\...
by Daman
Wed Jan 08, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 12
Views: 3305

Re: New Owner

I got two RES\'s for Christmas for my son. I never knew that I would need so much stuff, but if you want him to live you will have to invest and might as well do it right from the beginning. Get a 20 gallon tank, heater, uv light, rocks, turtle block water conditioner, the works.... To be honset, if...
by Daman
Wed Jan 08, 2003 10:45 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Not eating
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Re: Not eating

Try a small piece of chicken(cooked). Dangle it in front of his mouth IN the water. He should attach himself right to it.
by Daman
Wed Jan 08, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: smelly lamp?
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: smelly lamp?

Is it an ammonia smell? The reason I ask is that my turtle tank had a slight ammonia smell. I have a filter and the water stayed clear. I also changed the water every week or two. I still had that smell till I added som TURTLE CLEAN to the water(see post below). It helped quite a bit, though you can...
by Daman
Tue Dec 31, 2002 10:13 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Turtle Clean
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Turtle Clean

This afternoon I bought some TURTLE CLEAN Biologicla Reduction of Turtle Waste by Nutrafin. I poured a capful into the water and minutes later there was no odor. I think the stuff is great but now I wonder if it can hurt the Turtles. It is supposed to clean the habitats, reduce odor and solubilize o...
by Daman
Tue Dec 31, 2002 1:43 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Where to feed
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Where to feed

I just got two small(illegal) RES for my son, have set up the tank and feed them floating hatchling pellets. I have read that they like guppies or chicken or tuna for the protein. My question is: do they have to eat in water or should I try a piece of chicken on the island? Also, how small of pieces...