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Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:19 pm   Waiting for food

This is what I see every morning; Strawberry and Kiwi Bikini saying: "Hello, goodmorning, where is our food?"
I love how they always peek just above the water with their eyes.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:24 pm   Re: Waiting for food

Pretty intimidating stares :) Don't be surprised when they start splashing water all over the place to get your attention.
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:48 pm   Re: Waiting for food

Haha, they already do that :)
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:49 pm   Re: Waiting for food

That's a nice sight to wake up to each day...
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:01 pm   Re: Waiting for food

Such a beautiful tank. And precious turtles.
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:59 am   Re: Waiting for food

It's fun at the beginning...but then you can't walk in the room without them stopping and splashing. lol
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:41 am   Re: Waiting for food

Totally true, that's why i only feed them in the morning, they don't really ask for food during the rest of the day. I still like to watch them do their thing, roaming around the tank, chasing the guppies and shrimps :)
They kinda know I only give food in the morning and no food means no attention for me, haha
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:16 pm   Re: Waiting for food

You're lucky, mine always beg.
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:24 am   Re: Waiting for food

Very cute :)
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:02 pm   Re: Waiting for food

Lovely tank!
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:09 am   Re: Waiting for food

beautiful tank setup! what kind of filter are you using and where did you get the basking area from?
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Post Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:11 am   Re: Waiting for food

Thanx!
I use a cannister filter from Tetra and the basking area is a "Turtle Cliff" from Exo-Terra it also has an additional little filter in there :)
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:23 pm   Re: Waiting for food

how do u keep your tank super clean? huhu.... i have to change d water for mine every 2 days...
maybe due to the fact that i couldn't resist their begging eyes for food. they eat 3x a day.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:40 pm   Re: Waiting for food

Haha, they're good beggers indeed.
I think the water stays so clean because the filter(s) have a lot of overcapacity.
And i think not feeding to much also helps, my turtles grew way to fast when i fed them a lot, so know I feed a lot less, they get a little piece of waterplant every day and different pellets every other day. And I don't feed the guppies and the shrimps, they'll eat whatever the turtles don't, they even eat what the turtles díd eat, if you know what I mean ;)
I only change the water once every 1,5 to 2 weeks and that's not because it's dirty or smelly, but i think it is just "fresher".
My tank is in the livingroom, in between our couches so it wouldn't be good if it would get smelly, but luckily that never happens :)
I do use a spong every week to clean the alge of the glass and decorations. Then afterwards it's a little cloudy, but the filter always takes care of that in 2 ours or so.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:34 pm   Re: Waiting for food

does your tank stay cleaner due to the sand on the bottom? I have rocks on the bottom of mine and it traps alot of food so im trying to see if switching to sand will keep it cleaner. I use a fluval FX5 and it seems to be doing a good job but its a pain taking out the rocks to clean the entire tank and I also have a pleco with i think wil help get waste off the bottom?
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