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Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby Zenislev on Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:25 pm

Looking for a inexpensive but reliable, easy to clean (probably canister design) filter. Anyone use other filters besides canister for their turtle tanks? Also any good websites to check out for turtle care?

Thanks
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby middleton5 on Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:14 pm

I use the corner one that looks like a rock water fall in the Dr.s Foster and Smith site. However, it gets clogged pretty fast. I am interested to hear what others use - and for any turtle site info.

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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby JRS on Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:36 pm

Canisters are the method most use, unless they get creative. I use a couple of Eheims on my tank.

http://www.turtleforum.com This a great community for info. Here are the current results from a recent poll on filters people use.

Diffrent types of filters
Power [ 1 ] [3.70%]
Sponge [ 1 ] [3.70%]
Canister [ 19 ] [70.37%]
Bio-wheel [ 0 ] [0.00%]
Internel [ 3 ] [11.11%]
Undergravel [ 1 ] [3.70%]
Hang-on's [ 2 ] [7.41%]
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby middleton5 on Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:21 am

Thanks for that site - I will check it out!

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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby Zenislev on Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:55 pm

Thanks

I was looking at the Rena Filstar XP series canister filters and they seem to be very popular because of ease of use and price.
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby JRS on Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:17 pm

Your welcome.

I have never had an XP but it seems like a lot of people like them.

What kind of turts do you guys have?

I took in four that people lost interest in: 2 female Red Ear Sliders, a male Florida Cooter and a Musk.
The baskers are in a 180 with the two Eheims for the winter and go in an outdoor pond for the summer. The Musk, not a strong swimmer, is in a 1/2 full 29 year round with a sponge filter.
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby middleton5 on Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:09 pm

I have a painted that I rescued from some little neighbor boys who caught it from their lake up north. He was about the size of a silver dollar (summer 06) an now is about the size of my computer mouse. He is in a 40 gallon breeder (half full) with a bunch of guppies.

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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby CUNAReefer on Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:27 pm

Thats very cool Jeri. Good to hear you rescued an anaimal from the clutches of the neighbor boys.
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby Zenislev on Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:06 am

I have a yellow belly slider.

You say you rescued a turtle from the clutches of evil children? They must have been abusing it quite badly then.
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby snorulz on Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:55 pm

i also have a yellow belly slider. I bought him in SC 12 years ago, he was the size of a silver dollar and now his shell is a little over 8 inches long
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby middleton5 on Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:11 pm

Well, they weren't evil children, just curious boys. My turtle had quite an adventurous few days. He was been carried around the neighborhood, shown to everyone, and even took a few rides down our playground slide. I can't believe he survived it all. The boys grew tired of him and I said I would take care of him. So now his life is much more peaceful, basking in the "sun", chasing guppies and eating earthworms in the summer.
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby spbreeder on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:16 am

I came across this, I don't know anything about housing turtles so I'm not sure if it will be helpful at all just passing it along.
http://saltaquarium.about.com/b/2008/03 ... -tanks.htm
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Re: Best filter for Turtle Tank?

Postby middleton5 on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:22 am

Yes, I saw that too. Wondering why it was in the saltwater section!

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