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Turtle tank setups and other indoor configurations.

Post Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:01 pm   

The tanks look great Chris!!

I never realized you had an axolotl! Can you post a pic of him with a description of your set up for me?? I've always wanted one, but never had the chance to talk to an owner before.
~Christi
1.0 RES: Mikey R.I.P.
1.0 Het for Albino Red Tail Boa: Kaa ~adopted out
0.0.1 Northern BTS: Petri ~now a well-loved class pet

1.0 Am. Staff Mix: Brutus R.I.P.
1.0 German Shepherd: Pax

1.0 Husband: Will
0.1 Daughter: Lily
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:27 pm   

Thanks!

I'll PM you about it so this thread can stay about sand. :)
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:57 pm   

Since others are posting pics, I will to...

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:17 am   

Now I have to play, too!

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:55 pm   

Looks good!! I like your stump, where did you get it?
~Christi
1.0 RES: Mikey R.I.P.
1.0 Het for Albino Red Tail Boa: Kaa ~adopted out
0.0.1 Northern BTS: Petri ~now a well-loved class pet

1.0 Am. Staff Mix: Brutus R.I.P.
1.0 German Shepherd: Pax

1.0 Husband: Will
0.1 Daughter: Lily
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:41 am   well its still cloudy

i started at 9:30pm and it is now 2:28am. cant sleep. heres pics of my tank. i used home depot play sand. i wish i would have rinsed it more...i figure i will put my filter on in the early morning like 7am.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg245/malcomb88/tutle2004.jpg
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Blue and Gold macaw-baby huey
quaker parrot- baby jadyn
3 cats-chewy, trixie, molly.
and soon a guppy tank...hmmm i wonder why...lol.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:47 am   

Hi malcom, I hope its alright, I put your image in [IMG] form so people can see without clicking a link, makes it easier.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:49 am   

thank you!
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quaker parrot- baby jadyn
3 cats-chewy, trixie, molly.
and soon a guppy tank...hmmm i wonder why...lol.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:26 am   

untsmurf wrote:Looks good!! I like your stump, where did you get it?


I actually found it at Wal-Mart, also. My daughter was digging behind things and saw it pushed to the back. I think someone was hiding it!
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:40 am   Re: well its still cloudy

malcomb88 wrote:i started at 9:30pm and it is now 2:28am. cant sleep. heres pics of my tank. i used home depot play sand. i wish i would have rinsed it more...i figure i will put my filter on in the early morning like 7am.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg245/malcomb88/tutle2004.jpg


That will clear up in no time. Looks good. BTW what are your light attached to? They look like they are free floating :?:
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:25 pm   

AllisonChains wrote:
untsmurf wrote:Looks good!! I like your stump, where did you get it?


I actually found it at Wal-Mart, also. My daughter was digging behind things and saw it pushed to the back. I think someone was hiding it!


That's the poor man's lay away right there! Does your turtle still fit inside it?? I can't tell how big the opening is.
~Christi
1.0 RES: Mikey R.I.P.
1.0 Het for Albino Red Tail Boa: Kaa ~adopted out
0.0.1 Northern BTS: Petri ~now a well-loved class pet

1.0 Am. Staff Mix: Brutus R.I.P.
1.0 German Shepherd: Pax

1.0 Husband: Will
0.1 Daughter: Lily
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:50 am   

Yes, yes it is!

She can't fit through it at all. I think it made her mad because she had to stalk the ghost shrimp from afar once they realized she couldn't get in.

I would say the openings are 2-3" or so? Izzy is a little over 4.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:05 pm   

does anybody have a big problem with there turtle kicking up the sand and it going everywhere?
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:33 pm   

whenever cujo kicks up the sand it settles right back down to the bottom.
Horsepower is how fast you hit a wall. Torque is how far you move a wall

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:01 pm   

Same here. My filter doesn't allow the sand to settle right below the output though. There's just a hole there.
~Christi
1.0 RES: Mikey R.I.P.
1.0 Het for Albino Red Tail Boa: Kaa ~adopted out
0.0.1 Northern BTS: Petri ~now a well-loved class pet

1.0 Am. Staff Mix: Brutus R.I.P.
1.0 German Shepherd: Pax

1.0 Husband: Will
0.1 Daughter: Lily
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