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DIY BUILD - ABOVE THE TANK BASKING AREA FOR MY RED EAR SLIDERS!

Feb 23, 2022
Hello what's up? Welcome to another episode of the fish corner. I'm Cleveland and today I'm going to install a ten gallon top rest

area

for my ready or

sliders

. This will go on top of a 60 gallon aquarium and come for a ride ok that was fun so next I'll remove any glass bits that may still be stuck to the silicone on the bottom of the

tank

and then basically that it's to give us a nice flat surface and we definitely don't want to cut ourselves on any of these pieces of glass so be careful while you're making this guy and then I'll start cleaning up this mess so now I'm going to cut the tile to fit the part bottom of the UM the inside of this

tank

gallon tank so I'll score it I'll take my tile cutter and then I'll make the cut right so the way this cutter works is you score you score about three or four times and then press it down to break it which ID is here so sometimes it will have a piece that I didn't quite break so you take these hand cutters that I have here and you finish the process be careful you don't want to no You want to break it or you don't want to break it. cut or cut it anywhere you don't want to cut so be careful and take your time with it so I made sure it would fit perfectly so next I want to put a lighting infuser on top of it and that's what I'm about of doing. now i'm going to measure the light diffuser and then and then cut it to the appropriate size so what i'm doing here is place the light diffuser on top this is just so you can see what i'm doing then i place the tile we cut there and now I'm laying another tile piece on top of this last tile piece I'm using it looks like a bunch of pebbles so I like that look so that's why I'm going to use that last one so I'll give it the flip i flip it over and now i'll do it now i'm measuring it and then i'll rough cut it with a pet cutter car i just said here so just cut it on the bottom a couple times you should be able to cut with pretty easily and then just break it just take it off take it off break it though and once it's done then I could go and install it actually put it on top of the 60 gallon and see what I'm working with as you see here you can see a ramp that i'm not going to talk much about just because i don't plan on using it, i installed it, i changed my mind and that's why you see me adjusting the more natural ramps i decided to use.
diy build   above the tank basking area for my red ear sliders
It is a half park. I bought it at Petco and I like it a lot better. something that floats it has like moths and it's really nice so the turtles were already using it to get out of the water and the bass so I said why don't you let me go ahead and use this as their ramp and since I did. they like it I said they go out I'm going to go into the rest

area

every day they don't have a problem slipping or falling or anything like that they don't have a problem gripping it's the best ramp I would suggest you use I don't have that on my 20 gallon rest area for my African side neck and maybe that's part of the reason why she doesn't like to use it herself but I will once we get out of quarantine sorry once we get out of lockdown i'll go i'll go and i will buy another one and see if that helps any more encourages her to use it herself and the water level was so low due to evaporation after i installed this

basking

tank.
diy build   above the tank basking area for my red ear sliders

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diy build above the tank basking area for my red ear sliders...

I did a water change and got the level back up to where I liked it and yeah they're doing great here with the the Pikes and the pink tail chassis are - I have higher power there. I also have a big Red Lobster there and they are living their best life here of course I look great once the fish grow up but for now everyone is happy the ones that are growing up are doing great and yeah so this is what i'm going to give you a close up of what it looks like so this is where we are at so far i still need i still need to put the lights on top i need to lift the 4 -foot light i have over the aquarium and actually i'm thinking of putting sand in there instead of on top of the pebble tile.
diy build   above the tank basking area for my red ear sliders
I think the turtles will do much better. I'm not sliding on it because it's such a slippery surface that I didn't take that into consideration ahead of time, but I'm going to sand the tile and then give you guys another look at the finished product when you see the light is up now. I'll come up with a better way to hold the light, but it'll work fine for now, so after you put the bulbs in the lamps, put them there and I'll show you what it will look like with the sand in there. Basically the final product, here they are enjoying the final product.
diy build   above the tank basking area for my red ear sliders
I haven't put the sand in yet, but they are still enjoying it. Spin it, so don't forget to like, comment, subscribe, hit that notification bill, and until next time, peace.

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