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Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:43 pm   Some pics of my newly setup 55 gal

Some pictures of my 55 gallon, 30 gal fluval filter and 40 gal under gravel filter with air intake heads cut down (to fit under water level) some drift wood pieces and what's left of my java fern and anacharis. Oh and my 3 happy RES :D

http://imgur.com/WDg0H
http://imgur.com/v3y9J
http://imgur.com/eoSah

The rocks are big enough that they don't try to eat them
And the waters a bit yellow from the last piece of drift wood, I guess I didn't let it soak enough.
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Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:11 am   Re: Some pics of my newly setup 55 gal

Looks good, though they could definitely eat those. Plus, they trap a lot of debris, so it's not helping with your water quality. I would add some more water and pick up a light stand for those lights.
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Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:03 am   Re: Some pics of my newly setup 55 gal

There's actually a filter under the gravel pushing water up through it so there isn't any debris getting trapped. I thought it out before I put it in there
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Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 4:48 pm   Re: Some pics of my newly setup 55 gal

He can just use a snake to get whatever debris the filter doesn't pick up. If you're having no issues with the turtles eating the gravel, that's cool. I'd just be careful, keep a good eye on him, and if you notice he is eating them, then I'd suggest a change.
1 RES, less than a year old.
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Post Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:45 pm   Re: Some pics of my newly setup 55 gal

Yeah, I've been keeping a very close eye on them, they dig through it but never find anything worth trying to eat. ( because the filter is there :) )
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