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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:19 am   Oops, This is a bit...Late.

Hi everyone,

Steve brought to my attention that I neglected to post pictures of my pond from this summer! Oh, well--maybe posting them now will make the winter weather a little less depressing.

...Anyway, oddly enough, I couldn't find any shots of the whole pond, but I had several turtle pictures. I guess I was just too focused on photographing them, but who could blame me? That being said, all you have to do is imagine an above-ground 300 gallon stock tank with a log in the middle and full of water hyacinth. Not very creative, but the sliders loved it.

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Some nice blooms on the water hyacinth:
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...Finally, does anybody here know the secret to growing lots of parrot feather? The little bit that I got stayed healthy, it just didn't seem to fill in very much. Most of it remained in scattered patches, like this one:

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:41 pm   Re: Oops, This is a bit...Late.

Those pictures are worth the wait! Turtles look great in there. Did you use a water filter?
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:12 pm   Re: Oops, This is a bit...Late.

Yes--I used a 55 gallon barrel filter with a 1000 GPH pump and a UV sterilizer. A horde of may flies also moved in and produced several generations of larvae. Between them and the plants, there wasn't even a speck of algae on the tank wall or bottom!
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:49 pm   Re: Oops, This is a bit...Late.

That's just sweet! Thanks for the gorgeous pictures. I have a 300 gallon inside.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:26 pm   Re: Oops, This is a bit...Late.

I wish I was that fortunate. Your turtles must have so much fun!
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:48 am   Re: Oops, This is a bit...Late.

Alright, a 300 gallon stock tank is on my Christmas list :D
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:37 pm   Re: Oops, This is a bit...Late.

Might as well join the crowd :-)
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:41 pm   Re: Oops, This is a bit...Late.

This is possibly one of the best Outdoor set-ups that I have ever seen. No tank set-up could ever beat what mother nature can give for our turtles. :wink:
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:51 pm   Re: Oops, This is a bit...Late.

This is true, however for those that choose to make a turtle a pet any good proper tank also works well. I'm not a believer in keeping a turtle in a small tank just because people think they are cute. I wanted to give my turtles the most realistic living quarter's. The 300 gallon works pretty well for me but I must im looking into a larger tank and at times I think they might like it better back or just into nature. Release them your thinking. I have thought about it but then I think would I like my cat's outside? No! So here they stay till the day I die. What can I say, I love them and try to give them a great home. In my opinion if kept indoors the bigger tank the better. Would I keep my cat in a closet? Just something to chew on for everyone.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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