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Nyplayergirl69
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Hello
well i have a turtle for the past 8 yrs. he is a painter turtle. just bought him a 55 gallon tank. now i have no clue how i make something big enough (high enough) for him to bask in. any idea\'s?? also what kinda light does he need? Uv?? what kind is it. thanx
Trailrider
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Get a UVB light and a basking ramp, just ask at any petstore. :)
Nyplayergirl69
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basking ramps ain\'t good 4 my turtle he\'s 2 fat!!!
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fat or just big? put him on a diet..
lol ok i know that\'s not ur question
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i did put him on a diet. and bought him a 55 gallon tank so he can swim morw i need to find him a basking area so i can add more water
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oh ok maybe something floating won\'t do good so why not put a block?u know those concrete blocks in construction areas..but be sure to clean it well before
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i\'m afraid it may break the tank. makes me kinda nervous
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break the tank? if u mean u\'ll hang it somewhere then noo..i meant u could get one high enough and just put it at the bottom..part of it will be covered with water but the other part will be dry..i did this and everything\'s fine:)
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Don\'t worry, it won\'t break the tank. :)
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