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post #11 of 18 Old 02-03-2011, 11:01 PM
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I'm jealous!!! Musk turtles are the coolest

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post #12 of 18 Old 02-04-2011, 10:50 AM
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They dont bask that much but will every now and again so it is advised to have the basking light pointing towards the same place as the UVB light. They will go towards the heat so if the UVB is on the opposite side they wont be getting "sunlight" just heat.

Could you not put the UVB strip light over the tank and then clamp the basking light on to the side of the tank pointing towards his platform ?
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They dont bask that much but will every now and again so it is advised to have the basking light pointing towards the same place as the UVB light. They will go towards the heat so if the UVB is on the opposite side they wont be getting "sunlight" just heat.

Could you not put the UVB strip light over the tank and then clamp the basking light on to the side of the tank pointing towards his platform ?
That was more of my question. Is it alright if the UVB strip light isn't DIRECTLY over the basking spot so I could clamp the basking light on the side towards the platform. Haha.

Also, my cloudy waster issue, I think it was because I constricted the water flow with the pot of rocks and the other water was pretty much just standing still so it started to develop some sort of film, idk calcium?

So I cut a notch in the pot facing the other side of the tank and it's creating a nice stream of water that circulates the standing water on the other side of the tank, we'll see if that clears it up.

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post #14 of 18 Old 02-04-2011, 12:24 PM
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the heat has to be combined with the UVB otherwise your turtle wont be able to soal the rays it will need. Will your strip light sit directly on the top of the tanks lip ? if so then put that at the front and on the back put the UVA lamp clamped on. Either way just make sure where the warmest part of the UVA lamp is pointing there is UVB light also.

Your set up may have been better with a reptile caged lid on top of the tank with a MVB (uva/uvb bulb in one) shining down on the basking spot.
But just make do with what you have now because like i said musks wont bask that much.
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I think I've got it all situated. I just laid the strip bulb diagnal across the corner of the tank where the basking platform is, then clamped the basking bulb pointed directly at the platform.

This cloudy water isn't going away though...granted I did just re-situate the water flow about an hour ago.

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I think I've got it all situated. I just laid the strip bulb diagnal across the corner of the tank where the basking platform is, then clamped the basking bulb pointed directly at the platform.

This cloudy water isn't going away though...granted I did just re-situate the water flow about an hour ago.

It may just be going through a cycle but nothing to worry about, for the amount of water you have in the tank it should be clear in a few days. It's not going to effect the turtle
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Yeah, I'm thinking it either has something to do with cycling or to do with no water agitation when the filter wasn't hitting the water directly. There was a film on the surface and the sides of the tank, no idea what it was though. Hopefully it clears up.

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post #18 of 18 Old 03-16-2011, 04:12 PM
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