How To Make An Above Tank Basking Area For Turtles




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Tigerg33: Just wanted your opinion. I have a 55 gallon tank. I want to get a southern painted,razorback musk, and reeves turtle. Since they all stay on the small side what gender should i get?

kylegregory55: Also how did you connect the boards? Glue? Or did you hammer a nails?

kylegregory55: What type of wood is that and how did you secure the plexiglass to the wood?

IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins is tat a fluval FX5?

turtleshack100: i got a new painted turtle and my one of my 5 red eared sliders bit it... but it has never bit another slider... should i move the painted

DiamondbackTerrapins: It was just untreated wood from a hardware store.

Igor Silva: if i was you i wouldent use wood for the ramp. wood rots and molds really fast and your turtle can get really sick. if you are thinking "ill gust use treated wood" thats evin worse, it has deadly chemicals. just use plexi glass and glue rocks, pebles or you can also buy a rubber mat and glue that on the plexi. i've made tons of things for my turtles and everything that i make and gos under water i make it with plexi or rock. if you want any ideas just comment on my page and ill help ASAP!

DiamondbackTerrapins: @9912699125 copy righted stuff. So youtube removed it

martinez221704: thats awesome ima try to make one of these

IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins so can u upload it again without music?

DiamondbackTerrapins: yes, and no. Wood that decays is mainly caused by fungus and insects. To grow fungus need damp wood and air. Being under water it will not get the air to grow and there will be no insects obviously. Without this the wood will remain fine. Main thing is doing damage to the wood is the turtle claws and shells going up and down. The wood is slightly worn away but not by much. It will last for years.

DiamondbackTerrapins: Clean it off, surprisingly it doesn't happen that often.

DiamondbackTerrapins: Not really. Wood roots faster due to a couple facts, staying just moist, meaning wet but has acsess to air to let a certain fungus grow, weathering, insects. Being inside and underwater doesnt allow the fungus to grow, only right where water line meets the surface does it have a chance. Heat lamp being right there pretty much keeps it dry. Weathing and insects wont happen either. Turtle claws are what does the most damage to the wood.

vietkevi: from the date you made this video to now, has yur turtle gotten so large that this dock is incompatible? Im asking because I am planning on building one soon and im afraid that 2 of my turtles will out grow it the dock one day.

Timeless8231: How big is the tank???

stilstanding2: this was great. the turtle went downstairs first was like.. bou time u finish.lol.iv been waitin all day

coolasscajun: Hopefully you DID NOT Used treated wood which contains chemicals in the wood which can seep into your aquarium!

James Ryan: try putting sand in the upstairs area. also you never showed the whole set up with the water tank. that is disappointing.

IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins USD?

DiamondbackTerrapins: @turtleshack100 no, i got t from an owner who had it from a baby

megatron915: this is great! i made because in my country they dont sell basking areas!

DiamondbackTerrapins: @9912699125 yep

DiamondbackTerrapins: No as the largest turtle was full grown and doesnt really grow anymore

DiamondbackTerrapins: @Simon4romDk its still there, just enough room between that and opening for big turtles

kagomekikyo100: Oh I see...I'm trying to build a basking area for my turtles too except I'm using these plastic shelves. I just need to build a ladder for them to climb up. Do you think using wood for the ladder would work? But I won't be able to attach it to the plastic...

DiamondbackTerrapins: @Timeless8231 75gallon

Leroy Turtles: Sub please

DiamondbackTerrapins: It was just cheap none treated wood picked up at a homedepo

IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins nice filter,how long do you have to change the water?

Peter Wong: I mean the one in your video you have a large one how old is that

kcrazychickkris: We av just built a toptank bt worried if my turtles accidently roll on his back he would get stuck on his back with no water level,have u found this to ever Happend to ur turtles .thanx

Itsyourboy Eh: you should have used a different material for the ramp because it might rot becaus of the moisture.

PeaceLoveandChi: FIRST!!!!!

DiamondbackTerrapins: @pittielove nope, creatures like insects, fungus cause wood to rot. Inside those elements do not come into play. The ramp in the water was a used piece of wood I had in the water for the turtles before. The ramp is now 3years old and looks about the same as it did on day one. Just has some algea growth on it. That ramp will last me forever.

IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins US dollar

AnimalLover1041: Hehe, look at the big female turtle's hind legs at 0:18 and keep watching. My baby Eastern Painted does that when he is basking! It's so cute!

1997xboxgamer: How big is that tank

Diego Romero: cute turtles!

Southernn Belle: @DiamondbackTerrapins K thanks! and also 1 more question, can they mate? or is it most likely they wont.....

Ananya Bilimale: hay man that was fantastic...,! thanks a lot,,,,

DiamondbackTerrapins: How do you fix plexiglass if its broken? Soldering iron to melt the edge of plastic and reform it back together.

ksigala7: Good job

Linkismyhero: @pittielove They also have water proof stuff for wood.

turtleshack100: have you had your big female since it was a baby

IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins O..O dosent look too big ...lol

DiamondbackTerrapins: @Lowalloy96 ty for concern but the wood has been fine. Has not rotted at all or has had any mold on it and obviously its common sense not to use treated wood.

DiamondbackTerrapins: Time was a couple hours. The wood was used, had the nails. Only thing i had to buy was the plexiglass. I dont think it even cost me $10

Sunny Skyez: Not bad, probably should have thought it out a little more. But its functional and your turtles seem happy.

EcBuddy123: @DiamondbackTerrapins well yeah i know tat haha but i meant like any natural wood u buy before soemting happened to it, treated or anything else, and ok thanks

ifUreadThisyourGayXD: @frankytheking1 thats normal

Shrimps: Thanks man, I appreciate the feedback. The reason I was able to get sales is because I offer rare shrimps for sale. Not many other online place is willing to take the risk at shipping high priced shrimps. That is my way of earning online.
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