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Post Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:36 am   WHich kind of Filter should I use?

I'm not sure what kind of filter to use

Can I use a air filter to use as a filter for my terras?
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:54 am   Re: WHich kind of Filter should I use?

How big is the tank? And how big is the turtle? Plan on having 10 gallons of tank per inch of shell length... so a fully grown female might need a 90 to a 120 gallon tank. Filters have fish aquarium ratings on them and you should multiply that to get your answer. For example, a 50 gallon aquarium should get a filter rated for a 150 gallons (when used for RES).
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:45 am   Re: WHich kind of Filter should I use?

I'm not sure how big my tank is but both of my terras are female and is about 2-3 inches long
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:47 am   Re: WHich kind of Filter should I use?

I'm using a large container as they are still small but will change to a tank soon
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:38 am   Re: WHich kind of Filter should I use?

Being both females for there finally adult tank will need to be large. Just a regular glass 120 is in the $500 range and a higher quality one starts around $800 and up ! Plus a stand ! To save money I use Rubbermaid stock tanks. They can be found for the same size for only a couple hundred and last forever. I have several over 20 years with no problems. You could use simple as is or go as extravagant as you want for the looks . You have plenty time to think about them before you need an adult tank.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:52 pm   Re: WHich kind of Filter should I use?

At 3" long, you can't be certain they are females just yet. You might want to wait a little until you find out for certain.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:56 pm   Re: WHich kind of Filter should I use?

Eizul that 4:45 post got by me.
Agree with Steve 3" little early yet maybe by 4" some signs may show.
Had "change to a tank soon on my mind" ! And how I like stock tanks being so wide you can do so much more with them , just wanted to pass that on.
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