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baby_turtle76
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I NEED SOME HELP GUYS AND I KNOW THIS IS THE PLACE TO GET IT!! MY TANK (A 50 GALLON TANK)IS GETTING PRETTY NASTY IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. YES, I FEED THEM IN THAT TANK, BUT I ALWAYS HAVE.WE CHANGED FILTERS TO A FLUVAL 3 SERIES (I BELIEVE) AND THOUGHT THAT WOULD HELP THE PROBLEM IT HAS NOT. I DO NOT OVER FEED, AND THE MURKINESS REALLY APPEARS SUDDENLY. ARE THERE ANY SUGGESTIONS, I CHANGED THE WATER ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO,IS THIS NORMAL ALSO, WHY ALL THE ALGAE ON THE SIDES? DO YOU RECOMEND A ALGAE EATER ? THX A BUNCH
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How many turtles do you have in that tank?
slidersroc
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and how often do u do water changes?
baby_turtle76
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I have 3 turts in my tank ( 2 1/2 to 3 inches ) and I change out half the water once every 2 weeks and completely clean once a month, i just don\'t understand why it is soooo dirty this time!?
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For younger turtles, you may need to change the water more often that older ones.
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Isnt the Fluval 3 for small tanks? Get a fluval 404 it should keep your water crystal clean.
baby_turtle76
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how many gallons per hour should a filter do for a 50 gal.
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Have you started feeding them something new?
baby_turtle76
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No, nothing new, it is staying a little clearer this time for some reason, I think it is time to move to a bigger tank.
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the filter should be rated for at least 2-3 times your tank size. my 55g has a rena xp3 rated for 175 gallon tanks.
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