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Post any questions you have about a turtle indoor setup here. Or if you have a link to your indoor setup picture we would love to see it.
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Lane
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Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:20 pm

We are fairly new owners of 3 baby sliders. They seem to be doing fine but I am wondering if we have the right filter for them. Right now they are in a 20 gallon tank (they are about 2in.)and we are using an Ovation 210 but the water seems to get very dirty, very fast. We only have about 31/2 in. of water in tank and I would think that would be adequate...but I would love some input. Thanks
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Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:12 pm

I have absolutely no experience with the ovation 210 but i use a fluval 3 plus and i love it:) You should look into it this type of filter works rather well for the price.
Good luck
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Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:13 pm

Don\'t know anything about the filter you have, but if it\'s not keeping the water clean, it\'s not powerful enough (the filter needs to be rated for at least 2-3x the size of the tank--filters are made for fish, which are not nearly as messy as turtles). Getting a bigger tank and a much more powerful filter would be better for them and make life easier for you.
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Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:06 am

In my opinion, your water level is way too low. I have one juvenile slider in a 55gallon tank and the water is 3/4 full in there. His favorite thing to do is dive from his basking spot into the water. And when he dives, he goes the whole way to the bottom. THEY LOVE TO SWIM, and in ponds and lakes where they reside in nature, they do go deep.
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