How big? How small? HELP!

Post any questions you have about a turtle indoor setup here. Or if you have a link to your indoor setup picture we would love to see it.
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Pete's Mom
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Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:56 pm

I have 1 male RES turtle. His shell is a little over 1.5 inches long. I have him in a 20 gallon tank with a basking area and all the equipment I need. Pete,(that\'s my turtle\'s name), hasn\'t gotten any bigger since I got him.

How big will Pete have to be before his tank is too small? ???

PS: The tank measures 10.5 by 20 inches.
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Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:07 pm

How long have you had him? The rule of thumb is to allow 10 gallons of tank per inch of shell length. The 20-gallon is OK for now (round up 1.5 inches to 2 inches). If you can\'t afford a tank when he gets bigger, consider getting something like a Rubbermaid storage container or look in the classified for a used tank.
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Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:12 pm

I have had my turtle for about 4 months.
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