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For about 3 years, I've raised my turtle poorly, this is due
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Anna
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I've spoken to u alot. I have a 5.0 uvb 18 inch light in my
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My sideneck turtle always stands up against the tank
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I have a large 3.3 pound red eared slider. It is about 14
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