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    I'm not getting him a 30g tank, I'm going to putting him in a tank anywhere from 55-70ish whatever I can get and afford at the time.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I like the 75g...they're wider...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    It will really depend on whats availble to me when I go to get this whole thing set up. I'm trying to fuger out how i'm going to filter the water in that tank it being so low.

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    do you know the formula? What's 8 inches of water in a 55 gal equal so 4ft by 16 or 18 by 8. That will be quite a task to filter I'm sure.

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    Edit: Actually were planning to put large rocks on the bottom of the tank (once that he can't eat) and will be smooth enough. I could easily use a small undergravel filter for that. If I even do that layout. I've seen plenty of ways to do their tanks.
    Last edited by souly; 02-11-2010 at 10:09 PM.

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    Undergravel filtering won't work good at all with the large amount of waste that a turtle produces. It could work while it's a hatchling but eventually it will fail. The forums you read actually suggested under gravel filter for a turtle tank?!

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    I just wanted to say a couple of things, as I have rehabilitated a couple of rescued Reevesii, and kept them for quite awhile before they were rehomed. First of all, the shallow water is a must for a hatchling, but for a strong juvenile or any adult, a 75g tank (what I kept them in) is just fine as long as there isn't too much current. As a precaution, though, in any turtle tank I have ever owned, I keep the same decor outline. That is one large (meaning takes up much of the tank and reaches the top no matter the size of the tank) piece of driftwood slanted somewhere around a 45 degree angle. This allows the turtle to simply walk up and out of the water if it needs to. I would also suggest searching turtleforum for info on an above tank basking area, as it is a wonderful thing to have with almost every aquatic turtle (and if you get a female you can incorporate a nesting area (sand box pretty much) into the basking area for her to lay her eggs. P.S. It is so nice to see someone actually doing their research and picking a suitable turtle and planning it's habitat before getting it. A couple more tips though I just thought about. Large rocks are really hard to clean and trap deterius, but if she is set on using them, you can invest in a "pond size" tube for your python to fit around them. Otherwise, sand is a great option that I can't believe I ever made my turtle go without. And if you consider a canister filter, I cannot say enough great things about the FX5. IMO its wonderful for turtles, although may be a little much for your setup as far as the shallow water part goes. I normally use internal filters for the shallow water setups (and they become a favorite hiding place most times). Sorry to ramble. I'm just new here, and my real knowledge is in turtles so this made me feel at home :)

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    Thanks for th einfo, but we decided to instead go with getting some Frogs, may posion dart or Red Eye. BUT if we diecde to keep the idea for turtle again, I'll keep this is mind.

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