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Post Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:51 pm   Turtle/Filter/Pond update(Lots of pics)

So I decided to take some pics today to show off everything.

First change, clean water!
2 weeks ago


I went fishing for turtles!

Got one!

Its Agamemnon! 5.5"!

Next its Kingler's turn!

She's only about 8"

I could feel at least two more eggs. I hope she lays them soon.


Clear pond!

The water is 80 F





The two ladies!

The new Filter



The first layer is pre-filter(The rock is to stop the water pressure from ripping through the media)



Bio-balls then more foam.

Last, can anyone identify this worm. I found hundreds in the filter.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:12 pm   

Looks awesome! I love the pick of Kingler trying to bit the ruler as she's being measured :lol:
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:14 pm   

look like blood worms. im not sure though

nice pictures
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:12 am   

Very nice pictures.. and I love your Kingler~! :D She so beautiful and gorgeous.

Love to see both of your turtles swim together.
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:21 am   

love ur turts

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:58 am   

Yep those are bloodworms(midge larvae) there nothing to worry about there actually helping to clean the filter. There just eating the waste and helping to break it down.
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:59 am   

yeah that's blood worm :)
its oscar/louhan fave food :)
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:49 am   

Nice pic sequence! We haven't had too many long ones lately :)
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:22 pm   

Very nice! I'm actaully looking at building a pond for one of my RES right now. What size pump do you have that is pumping the water into the 5g bucket?
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:52 pm   

The Pump is 600GPH. It came with the pond.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:44 pm   

Nice setup! And I like the home made filter. Also, the pic of Kingler trying to bite
the ruler is cute. :D
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:53 pm   

"Die ruler, die!!! MUHAHAHAHA!!!!"

Such a cool pond.

I think it's awesome someone as young as you, is so into a project like this. A lot better than that drug, gang, theft and other crap teens get dragged into.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:07 am   

yup definelty a bloodworm...but its ok they help by eating all the waste and helping it break down.

i catch them in my backyard and my turts lov it!

by the way nice pond =)
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:11 pm   Re: Turtle/Filter/Pond update(Lots of pics)

Yes it is a bloodworm... I heard turtles like to eat them???
Awesome pics.
How much does the pond cost???
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:46 am   Re: Turtle/Filter/Pond update(Lots of pics)

Looks great! I bet they love that pond!
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