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  1. juli11

    juli11 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    After a fire in my neighborhood we have to make our roof new because of the smell. Very stressful but also good for me to create a new and smarter turtle room. ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1489440760.217043.jpg
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    The wood boxes are for kinixys.
    I'm working with plastic boxes. These boxes are for adult females of cruentatum, dorsalis, platemys and P. Nanus. All of them sit alone.
    The aquariums are for the males and some juveniles.
    I'll update this threat. It's not finished at the moment because I don't have all of my animal at my location at the moment.
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    Wow, Julian, you've got your work cut out for you, but that's going to be a great area when you're all finished.
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    I agree with Yvonne. One question though that I don't uhderstand. If the fire was just in the neighborhood, why does your roof smell and a roof to me is outside, the very most top of your house. So why would anyone care if it smelled? Eventually , being outside, the smell will fade in time.
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    Wow! Attic-penthouse!!!! How wonderful!!! I would love to tour it once you are done working on it. Maybe you can post a virtual tour on here for us?
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    Thanks all!! It's a little bit difficult to explain.. :D so im living in a row house so all of the houses are connected. Our row was built in the 90's and because of that the roofs are only split with wood walls not with stone. This building way is forbidden today because of the burning risk. For our luck the wind staid good so the flames don't come to us only the smoke.. and maybe you can imagine how it's smells after a 4 hour fire.
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    I'll post some more pictures in the evening.
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    When I understand how to post a video I'll do it :)
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    The right house is ours the left house is the house which burned inside.
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    Okay, now I understand. So glad only the smoke spread and not the fire.
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    Yes but on the roof there were I think 10 turtles or so... at the moment everything is ok but we'll see in the future
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    The tortoise area is finished!! The water tanks have a land part now but they're not finish yet.
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    Some more impressions :) one K. spekii female laid here first egg today at my location today (first picture) but unfortunately she destroyed it.
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    Very nice!
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    It's great to have dedicated space like that. It looks like you've put much work into it. It's not easy to tell but can you stand up in there or always bent over?
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    Yes much work but every day a small step. And yes I have to bent over. I'm 1,86m and the roof is I think 1,50m.
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    Maybe one day a stand alone home with a Tortoise Barn? My dream too.
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    Everything look great one the roofbottom. All of them are eating and you can see some of them has spring feelings ;)
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    I was puzzled also. Now I got it.

    Looks good to me. Very nice indeed..
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    I know this is a dumb question but I know very little if anything about keeping turtles and love your picture. Would love to tour your place and hear detailed stories of all those enclosures' residents. Out of curiosity, do you have water filters, heaters in those turtle enclosures? What do you do to keep the water clean, with live plants and all... and that one "bog style" enclosure with some mud and leaf litter... how do you do that???!!!
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    I'm working without filter systems since I have this quantity of tanks. Filter Systems plus lamps takes to much energy. I'm only working with plants and fishes. And I'm changing the water all 2-3 weeks.
    I don't unterstand what you mean with how do you do that?:D
    This enclosure is for Platemys platycephala. I put earth on the ground and a plant inside. Than i take some leaves from the forest clean them and put them into the enclosure. When everything is inside I let water inside ca. 4-5cm. And finish is a "rainforest enclosure" :D
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