DIY ~ Aquatic Habitat–Lighting, More UVA/UVB–“Aquarium” Light Canopy, 04/17

overviewThis light has gone through 3-stages in nine days. From its initial install, 04/08, to my wanting a flat surface for the light to sit on. Since I have acrylic for my turtle basking box DIY, I decided to use acrylic.

IMG_5800It is okay, but thought the bare acrylic [lots of cutting on the back side to follow the curves of the pond] was less interesting and would not fit as well as “camouflaged” acrylic. Why not use burlap? After all, I used it on the pond table and the base of the basking box stand.

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DIY ~ Aquatic Habitat–The Basking Area–The Ramp, Step3, 04/17

I think I surprised myself.

This is the 3rd, and final step in the ramp build. I thought I’d place artificial plants on the acrylic ramp to aid the turtles in climbing to the basking box. Today, I decided to use netting instead–I LIKE! Now, will the turtles climb it. I’ll train them with food.

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