Download: An ideal RES turtle tank setup

By Funleashed


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This video was made specially keeping in mind hundreds of videos on youtube where the tank setups for RES are well below poor!!

Please take care of your turtle well!! It's not just a pet, it's a responsibility as well!!!

A brief explanation of basking area construction :

The box is just a wooden storage box you would get in a hobby shop. More like a crate or something.

The ramp is just a part of a shampoo/soap stand that you would hang onto your shower. So it is water proof and right size.

To connect the ramp onto the box I used a sort of a clip which you stick onto your fridge and stick a pencil into. But I got rid of the magnet and instead nailed that into the box. So instead of the pen, the last rung of the ramp goes into it.

To keep the ramp at an angle I used thin wires to hang them (like a castle moat gate). But made sure the wires were thick enough for my babies to see them and not run into them.

The crate is deliberately off-balanced outside the tank (so there is no risk of bulbs falling in the tank). But the black mesh thing is wired onto a hook on the tank wall to keep the crate from toppling out.

A non-slip material wrapped around the ramp, and a soft table mat covering their basking area.