TurtleyCustomDocks 70 gallon customer ATBA build - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-25-2015, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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TurtleyCustomDocks 70 gallon customer ATBA build

Greetings everyone. After getting permission from the forum member I am happy to share the ATBA we designed and built for his tank. This ATBA had unique requirements because half of the tank is covered by a shelf which provided an interesting challenge. This obstruction required that 3 of the 4 sides of the dock be shorter than the front facing piece and the ramp had to be at a specific slope so it could meet the clearances. After numerous email,text and skype video we were able to create a design that would work and provided his turtle with nearly double to water volume to enjoy. The complete project took 6 days from deposit payment to being shipped out and the price was ~$250 including shipping.
I'm happy to answer any questions so feel free to PM or respond to this thread.
Thanks for your time!

Tank Size: 70 Gallon
Dock Dimensions : 16.5 in deep x 22.25 in wide
Dock Weight: 12 lbs


Cut and Glued

Ready for shipping


Before close up (required extra suctioncups + fishing line to keep it from sinking due to growing turtle)


Turtle inspection
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 02:11 AM
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That is rather clever. In all the years I kept turtles, I never once thought to add a small sunning enclosure on top so the turtle got the full benefit of the aquarium as a water feature.

Well done!

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