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11-10-2012 10:12 PM
JunJunJenn
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Originally Posted by camiller27 View Post
Idk if this filter is powerful enough for a 40-50 G tank...I would get a canister filter and loose rocks to create my own water fall effect...I fell like with that filter you will be circulating a small amount of the water in the tank where a canister filter you would be able to have the input and output on opposite ends of the tank
It says it has capacity for up to 55 gallons and it wont be filled all the way. Ill look into the canister though. It would definitely allow more customization.
11-10-2012 01:54 PM
camiller27
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Originally Posted by JunJunJenn View Post
Their setup is kind of boring right now. They're in a 20 gallon about half full with a floating log and rocky substrate. Reptomin filter I think.
I want to upgrade them to a 40-50 gallon I found on the curb. I was thinking a sandy bottom with silk plants. I found a really cool filter structure at petco
http://www.petco.com/product/102525/...umPumpsFilters
But its only meant for 4-6 inches of water. Do you guys think I could create a slope to put this on and still get enough filtration?
also anyone have success with live foods?
Idk if this filter is powerful enough for a 40-50 G tank...I would get a canister filter and loose rocks to create my own water fall effect...I fell like with that filter you will be circulating a small amount of the water in the tank where a canister filter you would be able to have the input and output on opposite ends of the tank
11-10-2012 01:07 PM
camiller27 OK so I feel like any idiot...I had a brain fart and for some reason was thinking about when I was researching about my girlfriends fire belly toad lol...bring on the sand lol
11-10-2012 06:29 AM
JunJunJenn
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Originally Posted by rodcuda View Post
Florida mud turtles would be in sand all the time in the wild????

How did your turtle lay eggs if you only have a floating log?
She laid it on the log. We did not think they would reproduce since other info says they need a dry sandy area but she did it anyways. Currently have it incubating. I will for sure most pictures if it hatches!!
11-09-2012 07:47 PM
rodcuda Florida mud turtles would be in sand all the time in the wild????

How did your turtle lay eggs if you only have a floating log?
11-09-2012 07:19 PM
camiller27 Sand isn't good for turtles I hear they eat...and my turtle loves snails I try to give him one every now and then...he is to slow to eat fish though
11-09-2012 06:29 PM
JunJunJenn Any suggestions for another substrate they can dig and bury in?
11-09-2012 06:27 PM
camiller27 I hear sand isn't good for turtles they eat it
11-09-2012 02:43 AM
rodcuda I don't see why you can't put it on rocks or something else to bring it to the right depth. I have not tried live foods, but I hear they really like snails.
11-09-2012 02:35 AM
JunJunJenn
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Originally Posted by rodcuda View Post
That is realy cool. What is your set up? I think I have two females.
Their setup is kind of boring right now. They're in a 20 gallon about half full with a floating log and rocky substrate. Reptomin filter I think.
I want to upgrade them to a 40-50 gallon I found on the curb. I was thinking a sandy bottom with silk plants. I found a really cool filter structure at petco
http://www.petco.com/product/102525/Tetra-Decorative-ReptoFilter-For-Frogs-Newts-And-Turtles.aspx?CoreCat=LN_ReptileSupplies_TerrariumP umpsFilters
But its only meant for 4-6 inches of water. Do you guys think I could create a slope to put this on and still get enough filtration?
also anyone have success with live foods?
11-09-2012 02:14 AM
rodcuda That is realy cool. What is your set up? I think I have two females.
11-08-2012 03:15 AM
JunJunJenn I have two. They both bask often. The female actually showed up on our back porch one day ( live about 1/2 mile from closest water source)! And she just laid an egg this week!
11-08-2012 02:59 AM
rodcuda It seems that 20 gallons is fine for those.
11-08-2012 02:55 AM
camiller27 That is awesome...I had to order mine online because they are illegal in Pennsylvania
11-08-2012 02:45 AM
TrogdorSlayer22 I don't know much about them, but I have seen them (3-Stripes) around here. I actually caught one in a nearby lake. They are so 'cute' xD. I assumed they would stay small and I wanted to keep it, but I had no idea how many gallons of water it needed to be kept in.

They do seem to spend a majority of their time underwater from what I have seen. I rarely see them basking, but I see the yellow bellies and RES basking very often. My friends and I actually spotted two of them mating underwater once xD.
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