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With over 350 different turtles from a wide range of environments, it is impossible to give generalized advice on care.

We strongly encourage you to take your time, do your research and choose a species you feel competent in caring for in the long term.

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thoughts on this tetra filter?

Hey guys, I was thinking of buying this filter, does anyone have any experience with it? I am new to cannister filters and am upgrading my musk tank to a 40 gallon soon, so I was looking for some good filters out there. I was thinking of getting a fluval filter, however they're a bit out of my budget. I've looked at a sunsun filter as well, but that particular one had not that good reviews and other sunsun filters are not shipped to my country (unless I pay +50 euros shipping).

https://preview.redd.it/pnghoymc6i6d1.png?width=1105&format=png&auto=webp&s=100cf8c42f1e00c3be5dd8df619c2af2a17b1052

This filter seemed good and not too pricy, however I did not find much about it online. What do u guys think?

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2024/06/14
09:05 UTC

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IS THIS SHELL ROT????😭

IF IT IS PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF IT🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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2024/06/14
06:20 UTC

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I think this is the turtle I helped out a few weeks ago!

My post from a few weeks ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/turtle/s/bVye1SumXt

I think this is the same turtle: he has the same missing foot and I think I see some of the same old injuries on his shell. I can't tell for sure; he swam away when I got close, but I think it was him and it's good to see he's doing okay! Was also surprised to see a musk turtle basking.

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2024/06/14
05:15 UTC

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Into the wild

This little guy is back into the wild. We had no idea how it came that close to our house. And we took it home only with good intentions. We mean no harm to this little guy, I was curious.

As I learned here it’s a schedule 1 species, an endangered one. We wouldn’t want anything bad for him.

I didn’t grab the wild animal from the wild place, it happened to lost its way and was near our home, so we happened to bring it home that’s all.

Yes google was there and so is Reddit and I did come here for some advice and got a great one. He is home. Thankyou guys.

3 Comments
2024/06/14
04:40 UTC

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Amazing little guy protecting the creek

3 Comments
2024/06/14
02:01 UTC

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Replacing turtle who wandered from urban pond

Once a week I teach a private sports lesson at a park in Santa Monica, CA. The park has a pond with turtles and is very popular with little children and their families.

Three times in several months I have seen a turtle wander out of the pond, across the lawn, and down the sidewalk. The park is surrounded by roads. Little kids point, some run over to pet the turtle, it gets hazardous for the animal. I have picked up the turtles using the over-under two hand method and replaced them in the pond.

Am I doing this right? The turtles may be wandering for a reason, but I don't want them going into Los Angeles traffic.

5 Comments
2024/06/14
01:04 UTC

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Does anybody know how to treat the cyst on turtles neck? Would it lead to death?

4 Comments
2024/06/13
22:49 UTC

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Is it okay to let my baby red eared slider bask outside in my backyard on a sunny day?

3 Comments
2024/06/13
22:44 UTC

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Tortoise on screened porch

Pretty much what the title says lol I live in Central Florida, so weather wise I know it'll be safe. I want to have an enclosure and have one on it's way via Amazon. I did have some questions for the community though before I purchase my Russian. I obviously will bring him in at night, that's why I bought the enclosure, but I have a very nice sized 15x20 screened in porch. There is no way for any predators to get in, and there's a huge sliding glass door where I sit and work from home, so I could keep an eye on him at all times. Is it a bad idea to put some substrate on the concreate slab, his water and food bowls, and some hides, so he can free roam out there? I never use the space, and it even has a closet which could add an extra 5 sq inches if the door was open. I hope this isn't too rambly and makes sense. I just want him to be happy and free but not if it will harm him. I am open to hearing that this isn't safe, that's why I am asking here.

1 Comment
2024/06/13
22:01 UTC

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Can I use multiple filters/heaters?

I have a 75 gal tank set up that I am building and I wonder if I can use my 40 gal filter with a 55 gal filter and that if it would equal to 95 gal tank filter. Same idea with two submersible heaters?

I have found a heater that can do 75 gal and waiting to arrive. I also plan to buy a 80 gal filter. Ideally I don’t really want all this equipment inside because it takes away from the turtle space and it’s just ugly anyway. I just wonder if I can use the equipment I have already while I wait to upgrade OR if not, if I can then use it as a backup if something happens? Hopefully that makes sense.

3 Comments
2024/06/13
21:45 UTC

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Water GH

Could using a calcium block such as the Dr Turtle calcium block cause the GH to raise because of the calcium dissolving into the water ? Noticed my GH levels were high only in the tank. I tested tap water and was low . Is this plausible?

2 Comments
2024/06/13
21:30 UTC

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I had to take her to get an XRay and she didn’t like the box so she sat calmly on the seat of my 400whp STI 🤷‍♂️

22 Comments
2024/06/13
21:00 UTC

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Oase Biomaster Thermo 600

Hello everyone, Does anyone here have any experience with the Oase filters, specifically the Biomaster Thermo 600? I am currently in talks to commission a custom aquarium of around 1000L. As the store will provide everything (furniture, filters, lights l, etc) they recommended two of the Oase 600 filters. I tried searching online for some reviews for the filter, but all I could find are some old ones from 4 years ago, mentioning some air issues. If anyone has experience with this filter or others by Oase, please let me know what your take is on them 😊

3 Comments
2024/06/13
19:46 UTC

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Help with live plants?

I've had my painted turtle roughly 7 years and have tried multiple time to plant my tank. 21 times and the stinker has dug up chewed up and destroyed everything I put in there. I'm looking for floating aquatic plants that aren't duck weed that are easy to take care of. Any info helps. Thanks in advance.

4 Comments
2024/06/13
19:26 UTC

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Canister filter - Cascade 1200 experience

I am new to the canister filters and recently set this up for my 75gallon tank where I have my painted turtle who is so happy with the bigger space. But have got a question that wanted to discuss here and see experienced users opinion. I hope you can see in the picture the gap between the canister and media baskets, won’t that affect the quality of the filtering? Won’t that will be an easier route for the water vs going through the layers of media?

2 Comments
2024/06/13
18:51 UTC

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My turle isn't eating

I got a gift small turtle egyptian one I think he was eating inside the box and now he doesn't want to eat for 3 days and always tries to hide I thought it was because he was still nervous but still till now he doesn't want to eat anything (I offered cucumbers,lettuce,cabbage,peaches)

4 Comments
2024/06/13
16:30 UTC

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Pulled this guy of the road (route 60 near Jamestown NY). I’d have take a better pic but I was trying not to get hit nor bit!

2 Comments
2024/06/13
12:49 UTC

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