Tigerg33: Just wanted your opinion. I have a 55 gallon tank. I want to get a southern
painted,razorback musk, and reeves turtle. Since they all stay on the small
side what gender should i get?
kylegregory55: Also how did you connect the boards? Glue? Or did you hammer a nails?
kylegregory55: What type of wood is that and how did you secure the plexiglass to the
Maricela Johnson: thanks for this vid! i am watching countless "tutorial" videos on this to
make sure i dont mess up!!! its always more involved than you think isnt
it? anyways i am now having trouble deciding how to do the ramp because
wood eventually rots when its constantly soaked in the water… any other
DiamondbackTerrapins: Wood rots very very slowly inside. What causes wood to rot outside fast is
constant weathering, insects, and funguses. The needs to be just moist.
Soaked wood doesn't rot. This video is over 3 years. Only thing that has
happened to the wood is that the wood is slowly being warn down from
constant up and down. Maybe when its 10 years old I might have to change
the ramp haha. Google: plastic light diffusers panels. Most people cut
those into a ramp.
IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins is tat a fluval FX5?
turtleshack100: i got a new painted turtle and my one of my 5 red eared sliders bit it...
but it has never bit another slider... should i move the painted
DiamondbackTerrapins: It was just untreated wood from a hardware store.
Igor Silva: if i was you i wouldent use wood for the ramp. wood rots and molds really
fast and your turtle can get really sick. if you are thinking "ill gust use
treated wood" thats evin worse, it has deadly chemicals. just use plexi
glass and glue rocks, pebles or you can also buy a rubber mat and glue that
on the plexi. i've made tons of things for my turtles and everything that i
make and gos under water i make it with plexi or rock. if you want any
ideas just comment on my page and ill help ASAP!
DiamondbackTerrapins: @9912699125 copy righted stuff. So youtube removed it
martinez221704: thats awesome ima try to make one of these
IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins so can u upload it again without music?
DiamondbackTerrapins: yes, and no. Wood that decays is mainly caused by fungus and insects. To
grow fungus need damp wood and air. Being under water it will not get the
air to grow and there will be no insects obviously. Without this the wood
will remain fine. Main thing is doing damage to the wood is the turtle
claws and shells going up and down. The wood is slightly worn away but not
by much. It will last for years.
DiamondbackTerrapins: Clean it off, surprisingly it doesn't happen that often.
DiamondbackTerrapins: Not really. Wood roots faster due to a couple facts, staying just moist,
meaning wet but has acsess to air to let a certain fungus grow, weathering,
insects. Being inside and underwater doesnt allow the fungus to grow, only
right where water line meets the surface does it have a chance. Heat lamp
being right there pretty much keeps it dry. Weathing and insects wont
happen either. Turtle claws are what does the most damage to the wood.
vietkevi: from the date you made this video to now, has yur turtle gotten so large
that this dock is incompatible? Im asking because I am planning on building
one soon and im afraid that 2 of my turtles will out grow it the dock one
Timeless8231: How big is the tank???
stilstanding2: this was great. the turtle went downstairs first was like.. bou time u
finish.lol.iv been waitin all day
coolasscajun: Hopefully you DID NOT Used treated wood which contains chemicals in the
wood which can seep into your aquarium!
James Ryan: try putting sand in the upstairs area. also you never showed the whole set
up with the water tank. that is disappointing.
IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins USD?
DiamondbackTerrapins: @turtleshack100 no, i got t from an owner who had it from a baby
megatron915: this is great! i made because in my country they dont sell basking areas!
DiamondbackTerrapins: @9912699125 yep
DiamondbackTerrapins: No as the largest turtle was full grown and doesnt really grow anymore
DiamondbackTerrapins: @Simon4romDk its still there, just enough room between that and opening for
kagomekikyo100: Oh I see...I'm trying to build a basking area for my turtles too except I'm
using these plastic shelves. I just need to build a ladder for them to
climb up. Do you think using wood for the ladder would work? But I won't be
able to attach it to the plastic...
DiamondbackTerrapins: @Timeless8231 75gallon
Leroy Turtles: Sub please
DiamondbackTerrapins: It was just cheap none treated wood picked up at a homedepo
IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins nice filter,how long do you have to change the water?
Peter Wong: I mean the one in your video you have a large one how old is that
kcrazychickkris: We av just built a toptank bt worried if my turtles accidently roll on his
back he would get stuck on his back with no water level,have u found this
to ever Happend to ur turtles .thanx
Elkes m: you should have used a different material for the ramp because it might rot
becaus of the moisture.
DiamondbackTerrapins: @pittielove nope, creatures like insects, fungus cause wood to rot. Inside
those elements do not come into play. The ramp in the water was a used
piece of wood I had in the water for the turtles before. The ramp is now
3years old and looks about the same as it did on day one. Just has some
algea growth on it. That ramp will last me forever.
IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins US dollar
AnimalLover1041: Hehe, look at the big female turtle's hind legs at 0:18 and keep watching.
My baby Eastern Painted does that when he is basking! It's so cute!
1997xboxgamer: How big is that tank
Diego Romero: cute turtles!
Southernn Belle: @DiamondbackTerrapins K thanks! and also 1 more question, can they mate? or
is it most likely they wont.....
Ananya Bilimale: hay man that was fantastic...,! thanks a lot,,,,
DiamondbackTerrapins: How do you fix plexiglass if its broken? Soldering iron to melt the edge of
plastic and reform it back together.
ksigala7: Good job
Linkismyhero: @pittielove They also have water proof stuff for wood.
turtleshack100: have you had your big female since it was a baby
IGenesis: @DiamondbackTerrapins O..O dosent look too big ...lol
DiamondbackTerrapins: @Lowalloy96 ty for concern but the wood has been fine. Has not rotted at
all or has had any mold on it and obviously its common sense not to use
DiamondbackTerrapins: Time was a couple hours. The wood was used, had the nails. Only thing i had
to buy was the plexiglass. I dont think it even cost me $10
Sunny Skyez: Not bad, probably should have thought it out a little more. But its
functional and your turtles seem happy.
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