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Old 03-07-2009, 09:16 PM
sabbathuk sabbathuk is offline
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Question Big enough?


I am hoping to turn our old fishtank into a a home for a slider type turtle, (or something of similar size) It's a fluval Duo 800, 40(L)x15(D)x18(H) inches which I worked out to be roughly 180 litres (conversions are not my strong point!!) I am only looking to keep the one turtle, and I am wanting to keep the hood on it for now. (I have 3 cats!)
It has twin lighting and I was thinking of getting the ReptiGlo tube lighting 2.0 & 5.0, but am not sure that it will be strong enough UVB output, so am also looking at 8.0 or 10.0. (I also don't wish to cook the little guy!) I am wanting to stay with the tube style lighting to start with so I can keep the hood on the tank.

So my questions are 1) Is the tank size ok for 1 turtle? 2) Which lighting is the best for my needs?

I just want to be sure about these because I want to get everything set up before I invest in a turtle, and I want to make sure it's right.
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