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My new room!

juli11

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So- I have to ask- how do you manage the water up there? Do you have a drain and fresh water source? I understand that you just do 100% water change as needed. But it looks like it would be difficult to not spill that water all over the floor and have it end up in someone’s bedroom below.

Good question :D I have around 20 water boxes and aquariums. I make an exchange every second week but only from those which really need a water change. Some boxes stand clean because of fishes and plants so I only have to change it 3-4 weeks.
The bathroom is one floor under the roof bottom. I have a long pipe which reach from the bathroom to the roof. With under-inflation I can pump the boxes empty easily. I hope you understand what I try to explain :D
I take the pipe from box to box and with this way I need an hour circa to clear every box.
 

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Two new big aquariums for aquatic keeping of Rhinoclemmys punctularia. If you see the stairs you can imagine how much work it is to get new enclosure on the roof bottom. Always always difficult.
 

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New boxes for egg laying. Just have to wait until the plants grow into the water and give nice coverage. IMG_0328.jpg
 

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Thank you Will! I hope to get some eggs from the Rhinoclemmys. I don’t know if the male is full adult yet but the female is able to lay. They’ll stay separate for the next months so they can acclimate in the new enclosure and than I’ll put them together so they can breed..
 

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Omg you must to be very fit running up and down the stairs , fare play to you , great setup and great looking bunch.
 

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Haha to go upstairs is easy only with heavy glass aquariums it becomes difficult [emoji23]
 

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Danke dir ein Männchen ist in Aussicht da kommt bestimmt bald was an Nachzuchten [emoji123] hast dir ja ein schweres Laster ausgesucht mit ner Spornschildkröte
 

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As you can see in the posts before I gave my R. punctularia new aquariums to keep them aquatic. The time before I kept them in the big wood box which I build.
Because of the new aquariums I decided to destroy the old wood box.
And look what I found to eggs of them. Unfortunately i don’t know when they were laid so maybe it’s to late to incubate them. But it’s a try
 

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Hope you made friends with the local Police. In winter doesn't the releative heat rise cause your roof to melt the snow the fastest and even be snow free at times. I just remember back in high school in Akron Ohio a kids parents git butsed one day for having a massive grow room in there attic and there was steam coming off the roof. The Fire Department got called by a neighbor and did a safety check-OUCH!. Otherwise what an awesome use for UNUSED SPACE! They llok so happy
 

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Hope you made friends with the local Police. In winter doesn't the releative heat rise cause your roof to melt the snow the fastest and even be snow free at times. I just remember back in high school in Akron Ohio a kids parents git butsed one day for having a massive grow room in there attic and there was steam coming off the roof. The Fire Department got called by a neighbor and did a safety check-OUCH!. Otherwise what an awesome use for UNUSED SPACE! They llok so happy
Thank you! After two years with the new roof bottom the fire wasn’t so bad for us. We got the bottom payed by the insurance. And the new one is much better and modern than the old one. On the old one I weren’t able to keep so much exotic turtles and tortoises.
 
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