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Old 10-26-2020, 10:30 AM   #1
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I have been avoiding asking this, kinda embarrassed, but oh well..

I do not have kids, I have pets [7] and I do not want to have to part with any in the transition from apartment to bus

With that said, how should I go about making an aquatic tank for my two turtles?! I haven't seen anything like it or heard of anything either...any ideas?
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:00 PM   #2
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I have been avoiding asking this, kinda embarrassed, but oh well..

I do not have kids, I have pets [7] and I do not want to have to part with any in the transition from apartment to bus

With that said, how should I go about making an aquatic tank for my two turtles?! I haven't seen anything like it or heard of anything either...any ideas?
To be clear -- these are "sea turtle" type turtles -- so we're talking a tank of water, not a terrarium? (I know, you said "aquatic")

1) how many gallons?
2) I presume it needs temp control and possibly air pump? (you need to make sure your electric power is always available for their health)
3) what height off the floor do you /they enjoy (or prefer) them at?
4) Is direct sunlight (or cold) a grave danger to the tanks (turtles) placement?
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:21 PM   #3
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I would think a low lying tank that wouldn't tend to tip on turns would be a start. Or one that's not filled to the brim. We have Old Frills Classic Satinette pigeons that will travel with us. We have 18 birds but only two will stay.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:09 PM   #4
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It seems like there will at least occasionally be situations where you have to go off and leave your bus for a while, possibly with it sitting in direct sunlight. If you don't have enough solar to power AC to keep your bus cool, whatever is inside is going to bake. It seems like this would preclude having any pets that you can't easily take with you.
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:50 AM   #5
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If you do mean aquatic (as in water-loving land based) turtles, then a decent enclosure can be made out of Lexan. It is tough, formable (with heat), and can be drilled without cracking.
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