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Old 03-14-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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I think my set-up was pretty cool. I dug this out for someone on a different site, but I thought people here would dig it as well.


The filter was the waterfall kind. I stacked rocks in the middle and put the plants on the rock. It immitated a mountain stream which is an environment the plants love.

Venus Fly trap and Pitcher plants, alligator snapping turtle, cabbage patch baby.

I didn't have to feed the plants, the turtle at 25 goldfish a week, the cabbage patch doll is an inanimate object.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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Doh! They are cobra lillies, not pitcher plants...hello? I must have posted this too early lol. I figured someone would like this.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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I like it , but 25 goldfish a week that must have been expensive?
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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Very nice, thanks for sharing!

My 5-year old wants a turtle, and I've been playing around with the idea for a while now. I've kept fish for years, but turtles are new to me.

Thanks again!
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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Very nice, thanks for sharing!

My 5-year old wants a turtle, and I've been playing around with the idea for a while now. I've kept fish for years, but turtles are new to me.

Thanks again!
Hehe, my 5 year old wanted one as well. So a week later he's at my FIL's and a turtle wandered out into the lawn. We let him 'keep' it for a week and then explained to him it was meant to be in the wild, so he agreed to let it go.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:31 PM   #6
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I like it , but 25 goldfish a week that must have been expensive?
The feeder type only cost about $1/dozen. I had a couple big Oscars that went through a bout 3 dozen per week

Nice setup BTW
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:57 PM   #7
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Thanks ! Yes the pain was going to the store to buy the feeder goldfish every week, they didn't cost much.

I kept thinking that I would set up a tank and just breed goldfish for him, but that seemed a little obsessive.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:09 PM   #8
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Kickass! I've been talking for years about putting together a similar setup for my mud turtle. Maybe this great example will give me a little extra motivation.

 
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:28 PM   #9
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I was lucky enough to have the huge tank, (70 gallons, I ordered the glass and built it myself!) the pump keeps the water from getting stagnant.

I was actually researching how to care for my cobra lilies and venus fly trap when I read that cool mountain stream banks are their favorite habitat, with their roots actually in the running water, when I had this brainstorm.

I have not gotten it set up since we bought this house, and I am afraid turdel is terrorizing fish in the wild now. *sniff sniff*
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:47 PM   #10
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won't that snapper get a LOT bigger?
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