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mgirardo

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

A 75 is awful tall so the length and width are not that great. Take a look at some other tank sizes, A 30 long or a 40 breeder would drop the weight without losing too much manuevering room.
A 40 breeder is 36" long by 18" wide by 16" deep.
A 30 long is 36" long by 12 5/8" wide by 16 3/4" deep.
Petco carries the 40 breeder tanks, 40


A turtle that requires a minimum 75 gallon aquarium would be very stressed in a 30 or 40 gallon aquarium.

I think the slide will be fine with 600 lbs of weight on it. Our family of 4 exceeds 600 lbs with all of use seated at the table. That doesn't include the weight of the table or the sofa which is on the same slide. We camp seasonally for 4 to 5 months and haven't had an issue with the weight effecting the slide's operation.

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mgirardo wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

A 75 is awful tall so the length and width are not that great. Take a look at some other tank sizes, A 30 long or a 40 breeder would drop the weight without losing too much manuevering room.
A 40 breeder is 36" long by 18" wide by 16" deep.
A 30 long is 36" long by 12 5/8" wide by 16 3/4" deep.
Petco carries the 40 breeder tanks, 40


A turtle that requires a minimum 75 gallon aquarium would be very stressed in a 30 or 40 gallon aquarium.

I think the slide will be fine with 600 lbs of weight on it. Our family of 4 exceeds 600 lbs with all of use seated at the table. That doesn't include the weight of the table or the sofa which is on the same slide. We camp seasonally for 4 to 5 months and haven't had an issue with the weight effecting the slide's operation.

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M'lady had a pet shop for about 8 years. we sold quite a few turtles, and with most aquatic ones the biggest issue was space for them to turn around. The 18" front to rear gave them manuevering room. The 40 breeder is 18 front to rear, the same as a 75 gallon tank.
True there wont be quite as much length, 3' vs 4', but there is enough space to create a basking spot. And in tight confines like a tt should be a great compromise for most.
Because there is less volume of water, filtration is important but you will find the 40 breeder to be considered an acceptable tank choice for most.
This is for Red Eared Sliders, or for painted turtles, some of the others could grow larger and need additional space.

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Thank you guys for all the comments. Like Michael said my turtle does need a big tank. I am looking at a bunkhouse for other reasons, but might change my plans a bit to try to fit the turtle in there if I feel that the slide out will not hold the weight.

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You will find most slides contain either the couch, or the dinette table. The occasional one will have a bunk slide out. Unless you dont want to have a couch or table, putting it in the slide is probably not going to work anyway. Maybe the bunkhouse model would work if you removed the lower bunk.

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Bye bye Mr. Turtle.


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Re home the turtle I know there are reptile rescues, here's one https://coloradogators.com/ .


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Realistically......it not going to work out!


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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

M'lady had a pet shop for about 8 years. we sold quite a few turtles, and with most aquatic ones the biggest issue was space for them to turn around.


The rule of thumb is 10 gallons of water for every inch of carapace. So if the turtle's carapace is less than 4", a 40 gallon tank will work fine. When a turtle is startled, its first instinct is to dive and they like to dive deep. They also like hiding places or vegetation to hide in or behind.

Short term in a pet store, the 10 gallon rule can probably be ignored, but for long term health of a turtle, it needs a lot more room.

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We all love our pets and will go to great lengths to preserve them.

I think the slide will handle it myself but my only issue is completely draining a cycled tank my cause stress to turtle.

I hope your experienced with water chemistry and temps.

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I'm not sure why you can't rehome your turtle, but a good pet shop would most likely take it. I had a 75 gallon tank with a huge Clown Knife fish - local pet store lent me a big net and a cooler - they were very happy to have him for their huge display tank. I was moving across country. Seems like a lot to deal with while full timing.

Good luck though.


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