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Old 12-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Wanted to show off my indoor pond!

Hey all, I have just gotten into turtles in the past three weeks, decided to go all out I wanted some thing large. I am new to turtles, but not to aquariums, or keeping pets in general. So I'm pretty proud of this setup and I wanted to share and get opinions.

Here's the tank:


Built a frame and top:


Covered frame:


Added glass:


The filter$90:
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Added water and rope trim:


Rocks and background:


Cycling the tank:


Added plants, bark, driftwood:



An overhead shot:


The turtles!:


The filter is a gretch, rated for 200 gallon. The turtles are clockwise from top left: bowser, koopa, myrtle, and Cecil. They are Oauchita map turtles, and yellow bellied sliders. So I believe. I currently have a zoomed heat lamp in a mini deep dome, and a solarglo UV in the large deep dome, but I plan on getting another large deep dome and two mega ray 160w. No water heater. Yet. I have a question about inline heaters, but i think ill post that question in the equipment section. No night heat either. Temps are: basking day 89f, ambient day 78f, water day 75f. Basking night 74f, Ambient night 74f, water night 74f. (I turn my ac on at night). I know I need to bring water temps up since they are hatchlings. Only myrtle has trouble eating, but I just warm up some water first and he does fine. The maps love the depth, about 2 feet. The sliders love the multiple basking areas.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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looks good, how you going to do a water change? does the front panel come off to access the drain spout?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks! The panel does come off, but my window is right there, so I just siphon it outside while vacuuming the bottom. Plus I'd rather not use the plug, who knows if it could leak for use! I can't see when I'd ever need to do a full drain anyway.... No substrate, the plants just have gravel siliconed to weigh them down. Also the whole enclosure is on top of the tank, so if I ever need to remove it without draining I can.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Although I have heard that turtles are messier, maybe I will have to do a full drain, I dunno. I've never done a full drain on my freshwater tanks, wanna keep some of the good bacteria
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:02 PM   #5
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Looks great.....You want another turtle?
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:02 AM   #6
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that is flipping awesome! I love how it looks. Definitely feeling a bit of jealousy!
That'd be an awesome setup for some firebelly newts
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:05 AM   #7
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never have i seen an indoor pond, lol
things people do, nice idea and very different
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
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Awsome pond! Be warned that those turtles will dig up/eat all thase plants in that pond of yours.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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Pond looks great. You have a nice set up for your turtles.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:25 PM   #10
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Okay now my head is going- where could I put an indoor pond? I really want a turtle!
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:36 PM   #11
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is envisioning a clear pond that you could right through (enabling you to watch the inhabitants swim/dive). ah! the ideas and things I'd do if only I had more space.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:48 PM   #12
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Not just more space Dawn, more money as well. That diving/glass side thing would be awesome, but god-almighty expensive, because you'd probably have to get it custom. Lol, good luck Obsidian! And Nehemiah, wonderful job, your making me wonder if Loha carries turtle food.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #13
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Curious to know how well this is working out on the water changes. I really like this but water changing seems like it will be a pita. Have you changed anything since this was finished?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #14
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #15
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WOW that looks real cool...
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