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Posted May 26, 2013 - 10:17 PM

We've got a bunch of tanks, about half are all setup for turtles or lizards, really only have 3 tanks for fish and two ponds.

I've got a 40 gal hex that is just community, mainly guppies, couple silver dollars, etc. I just set up a 45 gal bow front as Oscar/cichlid tank. I keep losing fish though, need to had some better bio and air filtration, my canister is not doing the job.

Son had 55 gal for his turtles, but we build an enclosure using a 100 gal pond liner so now we have indoor pond in basement for his 4 turtles.

I'll have to snap some pics when I can time.

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 09:01 AM

Here is my son's tanks, 1st one is the 55 gal he just setup for his sideneck turtle. It is a marsh turtle but we think it has some issues with swim bladder as it cannot be in deep water as it will drowned or flipped over under water, we almost lost it once. This tank is about the deepest it can go. Just put in basement right now, will get moved once we finish his bedroom down there.





Here is our indoor turtle pond. In the 2nd pic you can kind of see his 2 painted and the 2 yellow bellow sliders. We'll get some nicer mounted lights someday







Here are my two, the hex corner tank is community. Stupid driftwood is leaching leaving water tea colored, had it for 15 yrs in other tanks, never did it until this one.

The other is a 45 gal bowfront, has Oscar and Convict in it.

We also have a 125 gal outdoor pond with some large goldfish, no pics though.









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Posted June 03, 2013 - 01:36 AM

[attachment=72753:IMG_0004.JPG I really like the turtle set-up. We had two red ears that lasted 31 and 29 years -- had those guys longer than most marriages last these days, lol  We now have a box turtle that

 as close as we can figure is about 40 years old, we're his third owners and have had him 31 years.

I'm wondering if anyone can identify this cichlid, the survivor of a group of 12 rowdy and murderous fishes that caused mayhem  for about eight months until the elimination bout left this guy as victor.

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Posted June 03, 2013 - 02:09 AM

I think it's called "Red devil". 20 years ago I tore down our 110 gal. Cichlid tank.

I had one of those. Yes, a real violent nasty fellow. Almost made a guy wanna tap the


The wife will know. I'll quiz her.

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