water temp to high!!!

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m1key72988
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Does ne one know of a idea to keep the water temp down mines always at 80-84 degreese and i dont have a heater. my dad wont let me move it out of my loft and of course its the HOTEST room in the how!! ne ideas changeing the water doesnt work i tryed it my heat lamp just heats up the room more. mabey in the winter it will cool down in here.
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I have no idea on your question, but your turtle healthy. =) These are really nice ictures that you\'ve taken =)
m1key72988
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she looks healthy. she came from a flea market but she seems to be doing fine
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I ran into that proble with one of my thermometers. For a quick accurate check I \"borrowed\" my wifes meat thermometer and put it inb the water to verify what the other thermometer was reading. I found one of my tank termometers out of sync and replaced it. Now I always cross check with the meat thermometer, then clean it.
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my mom would kill me if i stuck a meat thermometer into my turtles tank. she kills me when i try to clean the tank with ne plastic bowls.
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did you need a thermometer?
m1key72988
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nope i got a thermometer
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That temp is normal to turtles.
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my water temp is too cold i have a heat lamp and heater and my house is warm but i have eight baby res and 2 older res and the water temp is always like 65-70 degrees i heard for the babies it should be higher wat\'s up with that.
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Baby\'s need to be warmer to become bigger. They are babies and cannot do alot of things that larger turtles can. Sustained low temperatures can cause respiratory infections. Take a look at http://www.anapsid.org/reslider.html to get a better idea about the temp specs.
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If the water is too cold, they will not want to eat. Temp. should be in the 78-80 degree F range. How big is your tank and how many watts is your heater?
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my heater blew up :(

Luckily the summer temp in the computer room is around 80 degrees anyway, so we\'ve gotten a few months reprieve before we desperately needed to buy a new one.

Stu doesn\'t seem to mind ;)
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I dont have a heater in my 20g long tank it just stay naturally warm during the day and colder at night actually it gets about 70 at night and 84 during the day.... do u know a good brand for submersable heaters???
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There are several brands. I don\'t know which is best. I got a RenaCal because it fit best. I don\'t know if it is best or not, There are several to choose from I have put up the PetSmart site on heaters for reference only http://www.petsmart.com/fish/shopping/a ... arch.shtml. There are others I just can\'t remember them all right now.
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Ebo-Jager. www.ebojager.com for info
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thanx guys the temp is now 78 f. thanx
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