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Joan, do you still remember me? I have consulted you on the
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I just bought a 40 gallon tank for my turtles.They have been
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I just have a question about lighting for turtles, I have 2
I just have a question about lighting for turtles, I have 2 red eared sliders and a painted turtle all together in the same tank, (40 gallon) I have had to resort to putting a glass lid on top of the … read more
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Joan
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