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Post Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:00 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

I took some pictures after I scrubbed his shell and let it dry completely.
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Also, on the other turtle, what is this?
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I'm probably being stupid and paranoid, but I don't remember seeing anything like this on my turtles I used to have. When he breathes the skin goes all the way out past his shell, and then when he inhales the skin does like the first picture.
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
Two dogs - Nibbles, Ruby.
Three cats - Eli, Boots, George.
Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:38 am   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Maybe he's a little overweight?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:19 am   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

steve wrote:Maybe he's a little overweight?

Quite possibly. Should I cut down on his food?
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
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Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:15 am   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Only you would know if you're giving too much but it doesn't hurt to re-evaluate regularly.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:02 am   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

I cut back to two pellets every other day and veggies in between
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
Two dogs - Nibbles, Ruby.
Three cats - Eli, Boots, George.
Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
I miss you, Kinsey-Lyn..
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:02 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

My filter gave out today. It won't start sucking up water.
My parents are out at Bass pro, so I'm hoping they'll make the ten minute drive to petsmart to get a cheap canister filter.
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
Two dogs - Nibbles, Ruby.
Three cats - Eli, Boots, George.
Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
I miss you, Kinsey-Lyn..
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:51 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

I own an fx5 and 6. And I keep a spare fx5 just in case. I learned the hard way.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:02 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Kansasslider wrote:I own an fx5 and 6. And I keep a spare fx5 just in case. I learned the hard way.

I would have a good canister filter if I had the money... Christmas needs to come sooner!
Apparently we're going to Petsmart right when mom gets home to get a canister filter. She won't spend more than 100 though. I don't know what to do. I may have to get a hang on aquarium filter. I know they suck but I can't afford 150+ dollars for a filter right now.
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
Two dogs - Nibbles, Ruby.
Three cats - Eli, Boots, George.
Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
I miss you, Kinsey-Lyn..
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:18 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Did you check the impeller? I hear ya their not exactly cheap.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:25 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Kansasslider wrote:Did you check the impeller? I hear ya their not exactly cheap.

I checked everything. It just won't start suction. The water gets half way up the intake tube and stops. I have to sit and pour tank water through the tube just right until it starts to suck, then quickly stick the tube back in the water multiple times. It's a cheap canister, only rated for 40 gallons with a 55 gallon tank and three turtles. I was expecting it to give out, and i'm glad it did on a Saturday and not while I was at school, but now I've gotta drive an hour to go look at canisters.

Petco is much cheaper than petsmart when it comes to canister filters, they even have a 20% Halloween sell right now on them, but that's an hour and thirty minutes and no way I'm driving that far during rush hour. I would order one from amazon, but it wouldn't come for days and I am not comfortable leaving a fifty five gallon tank with no filter and three turtles for 2-3 days. It just screams disaster.
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
Two dogs - Nibbles, Ruby.
Three cats - Eli, Boots, George.
Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
I miss you, Kinsey-Lyn..
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:10 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Day one of running a crappy Tetra Fin hangon "Whisper" filter rated for 60 gallons. Can not wait to get a canister.
Pictures to come of the babies.
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
Two dogs - Nibbles, Ruby.
Three cats - Eli, Boots, George.
Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
I miss you, Kinsey-Lyn..
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:44 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Yea hob filters are not good for turtle tanks but its better than nothing.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:31 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Figured I would update this thread with updates on the babies and the tank.
They've been upgraded to a 75 gallon tank now that sits on my floor until I'm able to either make a stand or buy a stand.
They live with:
1 "mickey mouse" platy
4 red nose tetras
2 orange gouramis
2 blue gouramis
2 Australian rainbowfish (was 3, I need to go get more since they're schooling fish)
Nims begging for food. He's super happy about the bigger tank!
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One of the blue Gourami's. I absoloutely love these guys, they're just super shy.
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The overall tank before I put new driftwood in
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It looks very bare to me. I want to get it planted at least half of it with live plants because that's supposed to help with the filtration aspect. I want to go with a pond/river theme.
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
Two dogs - Nibbles, Ruby.
Three cats - Eli, Boots, George.
Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
I miss you, Kinsey-Lyn..
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:41 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

If that driftwood starts to fall apart "like mine did" Mopani wood works great. Its a real hard wood from Africa. Your setup is looking good to me!
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:46 pm   Re: My Three Turtles. Eeek <3

Kansasslider wrote:If that driftwood starts to fall apart "like mine did" Mopani wood works great. Its a real hard wood from Africa. Your setup is looking good to me!

Thanks! I had the other piece of wood laying on the bottom since I got the 55 a while ago and it is just now barely starting to fall apart. I've looked at Mopani wood and I really want to get some! Just the price is ridiculous.
The tanks got a long way to go before I'm happy with it.
3 turtles- Nemo, Pockets, Nims
Two dogs - Nibbles, Ruby.
Three cats - Eli, Boots, George.
Two donkeys - EllieMay, Dorothy.
I miss you, Kinsey-Lyn..
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