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Re: New home

Postby Bigjoe » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:30 pm

Kaarina just found this one for you..still not crystal clear..this is the smallest one
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Re: New home

Postby Kaarina.rantala » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:36 pm

Oh how little and tiny and adorable!!! Babies are so touching, be it of homo sapiens of turtles :D Thanks Joe, you have such an adorable "emergency" setup, most permanent setups do not come up this standard!I even saw that you have put in floating plants, which are tiny at the moment but will grow with time...
See how he is shaded under your plantings? I find the best reason to have lots of plants in your setup is that tortoises (and, apparently, turtles) love to be under or close to shelter. If we expose them to a small version of open-skies Sahara, they will not feel comfy and secure...
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Testudo marginata born 9/2013 named Bolt
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Re: New home

Postby Bigjoe » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:38 pm

Today I got busy with the cable tidy system,very simple to make and inexpensive ,the cables both in and outside of the set-up were beginning to bug me just sat there all over the place,very untidy.take a look at the first picture in this post for reference
Materials
Two lengths 15mm black waste pipe cut to size ( B&Q )
Four 15mm pipe clamps ( B&Q )
Eight black suction cups ( local Aquatic store )
Tools
Power drill
Router bit ( for cutting the slot in the pipe ) used in the power drill
File ( for removing ant sharp edges ) this is very important

Both pipes have had a slot cut into them running full length to allow for the cables to be pushed into them.
Pipe clamp fixing holes have been drilled out to allow for the suction cups to sit in nice and tight.
Total time 1 hour Cost under £10
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Re: New home

Postby Bigjoe » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:44 pm

Kaarina ,how's this for a little one :lol:
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Re: New home

Postby Tracy33 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:46 am

Looks very neat and tidy , you have done a nice job !!!
Love the pic of the little one , didn't know they were so small . :shock:
Hope you had a good holiday in Kentucky Joe . :)
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Re: New home

Postby Clara » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:04 pm

Another great job. Love the little one.

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Re: New home

Postby Kaarina.rantala » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:00 pm

Oh my, I disnt realise they are thit tiny!! Really good of you to rescuethe poor little ones! I can imagine seeing them kept with predators in filthy water has been revolting! :o
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Finland husband and two boys Roy 5 and Dan 3
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Re: New home

Postby Bigjoe » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:22 pm

Thanks gang
Tracy very nice time stuck in Chicago airport for 10 hours trying to get back to the UK..one big snow storm hit Kentucky Wednesday last just as we where to fly out.. :? ,still good time but no Turtles,our local ponds all frozen over,just have to wait till July now till we are back.
Kaarina if you could only sit with them just for a short while I'm sure you would be hooked.. ;) ,wonderful just to watch them .
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