I just responded to a question about what the setup for the turtles looks like in the RedEarSlider.com Turtle Talk forums. So, copying from what I wrote over there, here is my setup:
ok. They’re currently set-up in a 5g tank, which they are going to outgrow soon.
There is a Zilla corner basking ramp on the right, a Zoo-med 501 filter in the background to the left, a heater in a guard on the left wall, and a dive clean mini in an angle on the back wall. There is also a thermometer in the water on the front glass wall.
here’s another angle of the whole setup. The thing hanging on the back right corner is the temperature probe for a Herpstat Thermostat I just got. I’ll be using that when the weather heats up again to control a CHE bulb. The CHE and a UVB/UVA bulb will replace the current basking lamp. I think it’s important to be able to control the heat separately from the light, especially in the summer, when there is a chance that m turtles might bake in too much heat
The white thing in the water is a calcium turtle bone. The Dive clean mini is the first filter I got, before the 501. I still keep it in the tank though, even if it’s ineffective since the turtles like hiding below it and climbing over it.
Lastly, here’s a pic of them basking…I need to clean the glass