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    Hi,

    I've got an 80-gallon aquarium with three rather large red-earred sliders in it. I keep them in an outdoor, very large pond during the summer, but during the winter months, I bring them inside to live in the aquarium. My problem is, I cannot go more than three days without having to change the water and clean the filter (Fluval 405) because the smell gets to be too much. I use various chemicals, including Turtle Clean, Cycle, Bacteria Supplement, etc., etc. It's very difficult to have to do this much work this often. Does anyone have any ideas as to what can be done so I don't have to clean the aquarium and filter every three days? I'm desperate!

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    do you vacuum the substrate when you do water changes?
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    3 big turtles in any size tank is a mess.

    Is it only the turtles? If not, drop the water level down to just enough for them to stand on the bottom and stick their noses out. Lost of dry land to stand on. This way you can pick poops off the rocks and change out all their water in a few buckets.

    If they share the tank, get them another tank! lol
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