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by Grifter
Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: how do I get rid of algae?
Replies: 11
Views: 4545

what i have been doing is scrubbing the dock with a toothbrush and then putting it out in the backyard in the sun for a few hours. it's probably not the best solution but it's the best one i have so far
by Grifter
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Aquatic Tank Setups
Topic: how do I get rid of algae?
Replies: 11
Views: 4545

i was gonna post this same question but i searched instead

anyone found a reasonable solution?
im thinking of picking up a algae eater
by Grifter
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Aquatic Turtles
Topic: Fungus
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

maybe its similar to this? http://www.reaction-image.net/gallery/grifter/DSC02117 i had this happen to 4/6 of mines took them to the the vet and he said it was from the water i had been using filtered drinking water and was getting lazy about water changes he gave them all a shot and i switched to t...
by Grifter
Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Got my new FLUVAL 304
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: Got my new FLUVAL 304

good to hear!
i got a 404 and it works great
by Grifter
Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: why doesn\'t my turtle ever go on the rock
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: why doesn\'t my turtle ever go on the rock

perhaps it is still shy and basks when youre not around

some of mines do that
by Grifter
Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Do they bite
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Do they bite

im pretty sure they will get you someday
but don\'t worry, you won\'t have to cut their head off!
they should let go, but they might bite so hard you will bleed
i have one that is pretty mean and loves to try to bite my finger and when he gets it he lets go pretty quick
by Grifter
Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)

ok i havent been able to get this board at home

ive kept \"the jerk\" separated
i tried putting him in with the others but he bit at the fungus area again so im contiuing to keep him separated
the infections look alot better and i think they will go away in a couple of weeks
by Grifter
Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Anyone ever been biten by a red eared slider??
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: Anyone ever been biten by a red eared slider??

someone told me young res can transmit salmonella thru bites
by Grifter
Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: curious
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: curious

what about the grease?
by Grifter
Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)

ok we visited the vet, a specialist with reptiles, and he said its a fungus infection he gave them antifungal shots and prescribed sunlight and clean water i guess the problem is ive been using drinking water instead of tap water with chlorination while all this is happening, one of the bigger ones ...
by Grifter
Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)

the person at the shop suggested i get a sulfa block so i did
and they gave me the number to a turtle vet which ill consult this week
by Grifter
Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)

here are some more pics i think its getting worse http://www.reaction-image.net/albums/album113/DSC02119.jpg http://www.reaction-image.net/albums/album113/DSC02118.jpg http://www.reaction-image.net/albums/album113/DSC02117.jpg im gonna consult a local shop that specializes in reptiles and see if the...
by Grifter
Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: is this shedding skin on his neck?! (pic)

both of my eldest and biggest ones have that
the second biggest one looks like its starting to develop
by Grifter
Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Will Fish Survive?
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Re: Will Fish Survive?

hurt006 wrote:
I wish my turtles would eat fish. I\'ve had 13 Ruby Red\'s in their tank for a few days and they chase them for a second then give up.
mine give up after a couple hours
then i catch the fish and hand feed them
by Grifter
Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: not growing
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Re: not growing

[/quote]water temp is 70-80 depending on the weather but i do have a heater and red lamp on when its cold
by Grifter
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: water type????
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: water type????

i use drinking water
by Grifter
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: not growing
Replies: 5
Views: 856

not growing

ive read that some people will give turtles some chemical that prevents them from growing to full size ive had mine (6) about 2 yrs and the biggest one is abaout 3 inches long and the smallest is just under 2 their tank is a 20gal but theyre not cramped in there however, ive also read they would gro...
by Grifter
Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Does anyone else\'s turtle stare at them?
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

Re: Does anyone else\'s turtle stare at them?

they are expecting food

everyone that passes by the tank gets stares
by Grifter
Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: Where is everybody from?
Replies: 73
Views: 7857

Re: Where is everybody from?

charlie from socal
by Grifter
Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: About How Old Are All of You? I\'m Sorry if this is insultin
Replies: 185
Views: 65077

Re: Re: About How Old Are All of You? I\'m Sorry if this is

MishFish wrote:
I\'m 21.....almost 22....*sigh*....and already feeling old
hi i remember seeing you
dont see many familiars around here

anyways im 25
by Grifter
Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Afraid to eat infront of me
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Afraid to eat infront of me

i think thats normal

at first they are shy or afraid
after a short time they will be swimming up to the front of the tank waiting for food
they will lurk around your hand/fingers if you get near the surface of the water
by Grifter
Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: salmonella PLEASE HELP OR ELSE I HAVE TO GIVE UP MY TURTLES
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: salmonella PLEASE HELP OR ELSE I HAVE TO GIVE UP MY TURT

ive heard that you can contract it if young turles bite you
dunno how much truth in that there is, tho
by Grifter
Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:11 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Wanna post pics
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Wanna post pics

you need a host such as www.imagestation.com and then you can post the link to your album so we can look at ti
by Grifter
Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: how to get my turtle to trust me
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

Re: how to get my turtle to trust me

probably nothing

my 6 res also usually try to bite my fingers
ive heard you can handle them more often to get them to trust you
but it might not work like in the case of my res. if you need to handle them just be quicker than they are
by Grifter
Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:38 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: i got a fluval 404
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: i got a fluval 404

btw me and my gf have 6 res also :)
by Grifter
Sat Jul 05, 2003 8:51 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: i got a fluval 404
Replies: 2
Views: 459

i got a fluval 404

its great. made week old water clear in a few hours
but its making suds in the corners of the tank

also do you guys turn your tank temp down a few degrees when its bed time?
by Grifter
Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: my painted\'s are biting each other!
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Re: my painted\'s are biting each other!

is it happening when they are feeding
by Grifter
Fri May 23, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Releasing turtles outside - Need advice!
Replies: 5
Views: 2114

Re: Releasing turtles outside - Need advice!

what about cats
by Grifter
Mon May 19, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Help ID turtles
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Help ID turtles

nice pics
blue lobsters are cool :)
by Grifter
Fri May 16, 2003 3:16 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: when i feed my turtles they act like they r very hungry.
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: when i feed my turtles they act like they r very hungry.

they are bottomless pits
keep feeding them and they will keep eating
just try to imagine how big their stomach is in their shells and feed accordingly
by Grifter
Wed May 14, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: overeating?
Replies: 2
Views: 637

overeating?

they dont seem to get full but its obvoius they eat more than good for them
should i just stop them or let them eat their fill (which might be too much)
they are about a year old btw
by Grifter
Wed May 14, 2003 4:23 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Green Water
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Green Water

hmm
i clean my filter with tap water and my water gets oily looking
ill try cleaning with tank water
by Grifter
Tue May 13, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Green Water
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Re: Green Water

l8or g8or wrote : Tell us a little more about your cleaning. When you clean your filter, do you clean EVERYTHING with tap water or water you take out of your tank? If you used tap water, it kills all of the good bacteria, which in result will make things grow faster. You should always clean the fil...
by Grifter
Sat May 10, 2003 3:58 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Convince
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Re: Convince

itll outgrow the bowl
it will be happier in a larger swimming area
by Grifter
Sat May 10, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Feeding my Turtles
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Feeding my Turtles

veggies maybe a couple times a week
feeder fish once a week
pellets the rest
i also have dried shrimp from petco
theyll eat anything including poop
but its good to mix up their diet
by Grifter
Mon May 05, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Putting Pics on the Message Board
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Putting Pics on the Message Board

i link mines
works just as good
by Grifter
Sat May 03, 2003 12:50 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: what size gallon tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Re: what size gallon tank?

neonite wrote:
A ten gallon will work, but I recently decided to go with a 20 gallon long made for turtles. They have a cut away so the filter can fit lower into the tank so you don\'t have to fill the water as high. My red ear slider loves the new tank, b/c she has so much more room.
i want one
by Grifter
Sat May 03, 2003 12:48 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: scared turtles
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: scared turtles

mine do that too
they are little btw
by Grifter
Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: do adults get vicious
Replies: 0
Views: 333

do adults get vicious

a couple of my res are pretty aggressive
i dont want them biting my fingers off when they are big