In order for turtles to
maintain their beautiful shells, they need to bask.
Almost every turtle will bask. (when
you start getting into more advanced turtles, some do not).
The turtles must have an area in their tank that they can completely
remove themselves from the water and get completely dried off.
A basking area should have two things: a UVB bulb and a heat lamp.
UVB, as you learned before, helps turtles maintain their shells.
The heat is necessary because without it, the turtles cannot process
the UVB and D3.
Links on this website:
Aquarium Size Filtration Heating Basking Area Temperatures Tank Mates
Decoration Miscellaneous Information
Feeding Sexing Size and Age Illnesses Safety