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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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A terrapin in my overflow

I have a large 2-compartment overflow, and i'm thinking of putting a terrapin there to provide extra nitrates in my light bioload tank. Anyone tried this before?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 02:26 AM
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I'm not sure what you mean by terrapin? Do you mean a turtle? As in a reptile?

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Like a water turtle??

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yup a small water tortoise/turtle. Had one when I was a kid, and they produced lots of waste.
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How large is you overflow?
WHat species of turtle do you have in mind?

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Space available for the turtle will be roughly 6 inches x 6 inches. Will be getting the smallest kind
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 10:55 PM
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That really doesn't seem like a good idea.

Not enough space. No where to "sun" themselves (most turtles like to bask).

Many other reasons - not enough space being the main one.

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Guess its a no go then. Thanks anyway guys
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yes I have to agree. Not a good idea. I have a turtle and planted tank combo idea that I will post later when I get it drawn up.

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Thats definately too small to keep a turtle happy, and would be difficult to light properly etc.

Nitrate is pretty easy to add as a nutrient, might be better off just looking into fertilizers.


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