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Old 12-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #21
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I loves aquariums! Had one back in the day. Beware the goldfish, though. They tend to create a lot of waste and can make some havoc happen if water changes don't happen frequently.

Do you plan on throwing some live plants in there as well? Keeps the water cleaner, and it's a good diet supplement to some fish.
Good thought on the plants. I got a few of those basic whatever they are, and they promptly croaked.

I need something OK with low light and not toxic to turtles.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #22
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This is an in depth article about what plants to use and not to use for turtle tanks. Interesting stuff if you have a few minutes to read it.

http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Art...urtletanks.htm

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I used to have 2 red eared sliders and a map turtle. The only low light plant that would do ok was onion plants. For some reason they did not like the taste. These were average size turtles. You might be able to keep a few low light plants alive while the turtles are small ie. (anubius, java fern, amazon sword) but once they get bigger I doubt it. They will eat just about anything. Good luck.

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Here is a crappy phone picture of my aquarium now. I'm not really into it anymore. I just keep a few small fish and a couple plants. Low maintenence. Dont have all the time anymore

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We've a 55 with mostly tetras of various types, a Chinese algae eater and two Yo-Yo loaches. We had three Yo-Yos, but one recently died. They're hard to find local. The Yo-Yos handled our Malay and Rams Horn snail problem in short order.

It's planted with Water Sprite, Anubias and two other plants I can't remember right now. One looks like Anubias.

We also had a big crawfish that we pardoned from the crawfish boil a while back. He was itty bitty then and grew to a good size before he died.

Here's how we handled a crawfish in the tank.

1. Hiding places. With plants, petrified wood and tile caves, the crawfish and the bottom dweller fish had places to be away from each other.
2. A piece of petrified wood that just broke the surface of the water so the crawfish could get some air. They like that. Just make sure it's away from any opening in the hood.
3. Gravel. They like to dig in it.
3. Keep the crawfish fed. Ours ate pieces of wet flaked cat food. We'd drop in a piece or two and it'd go right to them in a few minutes at most and eat til they were ate. We fed him everyday or two.
4. Algae. We get wicked bad bearded algae. I don't recommend getting it on purpose, but the crawfish would munch on that.
5. Uneaten fish flakes. Again, not a recommendation, but it would eat that too.

With all this, I think we kept the crawfish disinterested in the fish.

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Oh yeah. Crawfish will mess up some plants. Best to get tough plants that grow fast or already have some size to them. If it won't let live plants live, get fakes.

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My nano reef with an ocellaris clown and toadstool leather.

This is the smallest salt water set up I've ever had at 8 gallons.



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The clown has decided to host the return nozzle if all things in this tank.
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Interesting setup hop spunge!


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We've a 55 with mostly tetras of various types, a Chinese algae eater and two Yo-Yo loaches. We had three Yo-Yos, but one recently died. They're hard to find local. The Yo-Yos handled our Malay and Rams Horn snail problem in short order.

It's planted with Water Sprite, Anubias and two other plants I can't remember right now. One looks like Anubias.

We also had a big crawfish that we pardoned from the crawfish boil a while back. He was itty bitty then and grew to a good size before he died.

Here's how we handled a crawfish in the tank.

1. Hiding places. With plants, petrified wood and tile caves, the crawfish and the bottom dweller fish had places to be away from each other.
2. A piece of petrified wood that just broke the surface of the water so the crawfish could get some air. They like that. Just make sure it's away from any opening in the hood.
3. Gravel. They like to dig in it.
3. Keep the crawfish fed. Ours ate pieces of wet flaked cat food. We'd drop in a piece or two and it'd go right to them in a few minutes at most and eat til they were ate. We fed him everyday or two.
4. Algae. We get wicked bad bearded algae. I don't recommend getting it on purpose, but the crawfish would munch on that.
5. Uneaten fish flakes. Again, not a recommendation, but it would eat that too.

With all this, I think we kept the crawfish disinterested in the fish.
He now seems to be hiding from the fish. The big one is twice his size, so probably a good idea.

Thanks for the interesting post!
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The clown has decided to host the return nozzle if all things in this tank.
I just lost my clown (tank raised percula). Had it for at least 5 years.

In fact, I actually did lose it. I think it went over the overlfow and into the protien skimmer. He made it all the way through the skimmer to the sump once, and I returned him to the tank. This time I guess he just died in the skimmer. And returned to protien. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we'll miss you Nemo.
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