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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So, I wish to upgrade my Reeves turtle's basking area as at the moment its just slate and a few plants. What are good substrates for me to use?
  2. Equipment & Supplies
    Out of the Microclimate B1ME Dimmer Stat Magic Eye and the HabiStat Dimming Thermostat 600W Black. Its for control of a basking bulb in a 30x24x18 viv? Many Thanks!
  3. Habitat
    I decided to take some advice a while ago and try using a series of GU10 halogen flood lamps to create the basking point for an adult bosc monitor. Currently, I am using a set of 3 x 50watt wide-flood halogens wired in parallel secured to a treated hardwood board suspended using brass coated...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So I have my setup and my YBS are settling in nicely they are eating complete turtle pellets I have tried them on some lettuce and bloodworm but they show no interest. The main thing is I have a lid on the tank, now I have a uv strip bulb which is built in to the lid and it covers the whole tank...
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I am selling a brand new, unused, still in box turtle topper on an auction site. I just got it delivered from USA (to UK) Reptology Turtle Topper | eBay
  6. Habitat
    hey guys new to the forum apologies if i've posted in wong section but could do with some advice. Raphs tank started leaking so i went and brought a new one. i cant fit i heat source under the hood and dont want to start drilling. my ideal solution would be something like this but a heat lamp...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Sorry folks this may be confusing. I have recently bought a thermostat to control the temp of the baskign area. i have recently swithced to a 100W bulb. the thermostat i got is a dimming thermostat. in the booklet it said to put the prob 9 inches from heat source which i did. i have a...
  8. Habitat
    Ok so I am almost at finish line with my bd build. But have one more question. What is your preference for material for baking area ? I have rocks and some bamboo roots, all of which give variable high for bd to bask.
  9. Equipment Classifieds
    I make and sell custom hides, basking spots, backgrounds and water bowls, I have loads more photos if need to see my work,
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, i recently aquired 2 cumberland sliders there 3 years old and recently ive noticed them displaying was just wondering if somebody could give me some advice on to how they nest as they currenly have a basking area made of slate. so my questions are: do they burry there eggs in sand or soil of...
  11. Habitat
    Hi Can someone tell me where do i put the temperture probe to measure the basking spot temp ? Do i put the probe right under the basking light on the surface of the basking spot, or do i have to measure at my beardies head height off the surface of the basking spot but still right under the light ?
  12. Turtles & Tortoise Pictures
    Hi,here is my pond that i am hoping to move my musk turtles into.They will be in there all year round,i am looking into creating a basking area and possibly netting which i have started a thread on,thanks for looking,Rich
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, i am moving my musk turtles to an outdoor raised pond and want to give them a suitable basking site in the centre of the pond.I would hopefully build something that i can grow plants or reeds on to protect them from predators. I have come across some floating baskets but am unsure how i...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi everyone, I'm looking at cork bark on Surrey Pets (thanks Graham for the tip), but am unsure of which size to go for since they don't give rough measurements. The bits I am looking at are here: ProRep Cork Bark Flat Pieces - Surrey Pet Supplies I have two laguna tubs, one is about two foot...
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Okay folks, got my RES's lights n stuff set up tonight, and he seems alot more happier/active, however, i've been looking at different ideas for basking areas. One i seen was built upwards above the tank itself, with the basking and uv lights. Until i can purchase or acquire a larger tank, i'd...
  16. Lizards
    Hi all, We are building 2 viv's so we can separate our two young male beardies and I was thinking of of trying to future proof them by using halogen lighting for their basking spots. The vivs will be stacked on top of each other so the lights will have to be inside the vivs. The new viv...
  17. Lizards
    in advance id like to thabk for everyones help and advice! I bought a 6 month old beardie 2 weeks ago and i think iv got everything right for him. hes in a 48x21x19 viv, iv got a 100 watt ceramic heater on the hot side which is on a thermostat set to 85f and the probe on the cooler side, and a...
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So basically, the fish got upgraded to a larger tank and ive been slowly converting the smaller tank so its suitable for my two baby musk turtles, that we are going collecting this weekend. This was the tank back when the fish inhabited it. Thinking I might add one or two big fish with the...
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