This tank setup has been in the works for a while but I finally completed it and everything came out really well. There is an over the tank basking platform. Sand substrate. And is being filtered by a Fluval FX6!! I made a video showing the whole thing. Check it out!
Hey guys and gals, If you noticed from my turtle tank setup video I had my turtles living in a 75 gallon aquarium that I bought on Craigslist. This tank that came with a surprisingly fantastic turtle filter, dead coral rocks, and iron stand cost me a measly $75!! The one thing that kept making me itch was my trust in the tank. At 75 gallons the aquarium must support about 627 pounds of water (a pints a pound the world around) That weighs as much as the average snowmobile, 21% of a Mazda 3, or 31 twenty pound dumbbells […]
It’s that time of year again (the best time of the year even with the cold) and my turtles deserve a quick spotlight. I put together a quick video about their crib. They are currently rocking a 75 gallon aquarium with a Zoo Med Turtle Clean 75 and Marineland Magnum 350 filters cleaning up all their poo. On top of the tank is my DIY turtle basking platform. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions let me know. Enjoy!
Hi guys and gals, Per a request from a fellow turtle owner, I have put together an instruction on how to build the turtle basking dock I have in my current setup. It could use lots of improvements but is a great, versatile platform that sits above the tank and allows for whatever tank you are using for your turtle to can be filled to the very top. More water equals more free space for your shelled homie. The basking platform was made mostly from materials purchased at home depot and Petsmart. This includes: Home Depot: Acrylic Sheets (clear […]
I haven’t been posting much lately as I have been busy with work and graduate school but I’d like to give a quick update on the performance of my Turtle Clean 75 Filter. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am currently using a Turtle Clean 75 to clean my 40 gallon breeder tank that gets all pooped up by my 3 sliders. With a complete water change and filter cleaning and half water change 2 weeks into the month, the water quality, tested using EasyStrips, remained at acceptable nitrate, nitrite and hardness levels for one month. . That is a fantastic […]
For Christmas I made my turtles a new basking platform. This platform is made of PVC, reptile turf, egg crate, acrylic, heat resistant screen tops and lots of zip-ties. It took a bit of on-the-fly fixes to make the platform work but it turned out very well. I came home to Moses basking on it which means success. Overall this costed me about $100 but this platform allows for the 40 gallon tank to be filled completely. This added an additional 10 gallons of water to the tank as opposed to my older basking platform. 25% increase! If you have […]