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  1. AJ34

    Question Splitting Air Pump Lines

    Have you gave it a try yet?
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    repticlear filter?

    Has anyone used the exoterra repticlear F250 filters? I'm currently using a tetra 40i in my twenty gallon about half way filled but I notice there seems to be more waste build up lately. So I bought a repticlear mostly for size and price to add as a second filter on the other side. I still...
  3. AJ34

    All My Current Turtle Setups

    I was just curious no judgement lol they are pretty small for now!
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    Question Hermanns-tortoise

    That's alot of reptiles! The turtle is my first reptile since I was a kid. Currently I have 10 Betta tanks, a snail tank, painted turtle, 3 cats and a dog lol In a condo with 5 people ...running low on space, that tortoise is cute though hope someone scoops him up . That's horrible about the one...
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    All My Current Turtle Setups

    What size do you have the little guys in currently? My painted is in the 20 gallon filled half still. I think I want to move it before I fill the rest up and use the topper. Probably should do it before it gets too cold will help keep the tank basking area more stable! I still hope to get a...
  6. AJ34

    I Think There Is Hope!.....

    They upgraded their cups and water system at my local pet land store as well! Now the other chain stores need to get on board. Lord knows they could afford it!
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    Important *update* Regarding The Cyst On My Betta

    Thank you! The lump on my girl was her entire one whole side and I think it did rupture the first time because it was suddenly like barely there and the second time I’d definitely did because there was a nasty wound. Betta With Possible Tumor Betta With Possible Tumor | Freshwater Fish...
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    Important *update* Regarding The Cyst On My Betta

    I think you are on the right track with pristine water and IAL .Sadly I just lost a fish to some type of lump/growth . I tried antibiotics, Pima-fix, prazipro , salt... not at the same time over a long course of time because I kept getting different responses and wasn’t sure what it was at...
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    Question Hermanns-tortoise

    Has anyone here ever owned a Hermanns tortoise? There’s one at my local petco. He/she is super cute and also super expensive. I can’t own one but I go in and look... just got me thinking about other turtles/tortoises
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    Rip Elsa

    My girl Betta Elsa passed away today. She was one of my favorites. I got her at a petco as a tiny baby...she was the second Betta I ever got, had her about a year and a half . After about a year she suddenly kept getting a large growth on one side some say cyst or tumor. The first time she...
  11. AJ34

    Is My Experience With Ich Typical?

    I’m sure they could have been infected prior or their immune systems compromised during shopping. I’ve never ordered fish online but it makes logical sense. Regardless of where you get your stock...Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don’t. I have had fish that look good initially and die...
  12. AJ34

    Big Tank Questions?

    I was thinking that or even a 55...but that is more narrow then the 40b I think and would be harder for me to place (I'm running out of space ...so many tanks. I have one of those turtle toppers so when he gets big enough because I do want to fill all the way up. I don't think the topper will...
  13. AJ34

    Big Tank Questions?

    What do I need to know about having a large tank? Eventually I am going to need to upgrade my painted turtle and I have never had anything bigger than a 20 gallon. I know these larger tanks when filled are very heavy. I own a two level condo...how do I know the best placement? Is there anything...
  14. AJ34

    Question Splitting Air Pump Lines

    I did have those but it always seemed like one tank had less flow than other with same air driven filter and exact same set up. Maybe my air pump wasn't the greatest?
  15. AJ34

    Question Pea Puffer Supply Issue?

    I'm in the US and I haven't seen any at my pet store for a long while!
  16. AJ34

    Question Splitting Air Pump Lines

    I only split two.and I had issues so I would go with multi outputs as well!
  17. AJ34

    Opps I Did It Again!

    Nice betta!
  18. AJ34

    Red Eared Slider Hatchling - Potential Respiratory Infection?

    How are they doing in the 40?
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    Gila Monster!

    Yeah we over mosquitos and Wisconsin lol! What city are you in or near? To be honest I actually think my husband would be more freaked out by the reptiles than me lol but He loves Arizona he hates winter!
  20. AJ34

    Gila Monster!

    My husband and I have been in talks he wants to move to AZ now I’m afraid!!!
  21. AJ34

    Do Any Of Your Bettas Visibly Enjoy The Company Of A Snail In Their Tank?

    Some of my Bettas kill them and some do not!
  22. AJ34

    Moved My Betta To A Bigger Tank..think He Was Happier In Smaller One..

    From my experience some are okay with a 10 gallon and some not so much. I’ve moved some Betta from a 3 to a 5 and they started acting weird. I just moved one from a 3 to a 10 and he loves it. I have a crowntail who went from pet store cup into a somewhat divided 10. I would say he has access to...
  23. AJ34

    Question Uvb Bulb With Turtles

    Next time I have to purchase one, I am going to try Exo Terra!
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    Question Uvb Bulb With Turtles

    I use a 50 watt heat bulb. I tried the Zoomed bulb that came with the fixture and that burnt out in I'd say less than two months. I then tried the petsmart all living things 50 watt and that one lasted slightly longer but not much. At that point they were BOGO so when that died prematurely...
  25. AJ34

    Red Ear Slider Tank Dimensions

    oh nice! I was considering a 40 breeder too but I didn't think about the extra width and turtle topper. Who knows what I will end up with. I'm hoping to upgrade by next year. We will see.
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    Help Identifying My Betta Type

    Well like all bettas, they can tear their fins and get fin rot/infections. I would watch out for any sharp decor or plants and maintain really good water quality. These are my first crowntails so I can't really compare my experience to my other bettas...well I do have a HMDT that I think has a...
  27. AJ34

    Red Ear Slider Tank Dimensions

    I like that corner tank. I have looked at it a few times myself. I'm in a condo so space is an issue for me, I am also worried about weights of heavier tanks once filled. I have to do more research into that. I purchased a turtle topper. I don't use it yet because my turtle still struggles...
  28. AJ34

    Help Identifying My Betta Type

    I just got three crowntails! They are pretty and enjoyable to look at. Just watch for issues with the fins!
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    Scutes Different Colors

    I agree live plants would be better. I'm awful with aquarium plants. I started in Feb with some anacharis and two anubias plants for my bettas. It has been a mess of very bad algae since. I managed to clean off what I could. I still have a good deal of anacharis but the anubias look awful. I fed...
  30. AJ34

    Question Uvb Bulb With Turtles

    Thanks my basking bulbs keep burning out within like 2 months. I was wondering what brands everyone uses? I think I have UVB nailed down as their aren’t as many options.
  31. AJ34

    Scutes Different Colors

    I think RES and painted can eat them as well... bladder snails would probably be a good size. My Painted he bites at everything now, I’m afraid he’s gonna get my finger when I’m in his tank! I imagine it would hurt pretty bad. I have some silk plants with him but those are gonna have to all...
  32. AJ34

    Scutes Different Colors

    That’s really cool. Thy grow faster than I expected lol! Can they eat any snails? I have an excess of bladder snails now because I was raising them for my puffer and he passed. I have to find another use before it gets out of control!
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    Scutes Different Colors

    How’s your musk doing?
  34. AJ34

    Scutes Different Colors

    Thanks! I think I’m just noticing more colors and growth because I’m not working at the moment so I’m observing a lot more because well I have time lol ...but wanted to get other views, thanks for your reassurance!
  35. AJ34

    Scutes Different Colors

    @BReefer97 what do you think?
  36. AJ34

    Question Uvb Bulb With Turtles

    What UVB bulbs are you guys using with your aquatic turtles?
  37. AJ34

    Scutes Different Colors

    LOL, Thanks! I love the picture with the little egg tooth. He seems to be growing fast. I had to upgrade him one size turtle dock because he keeps wedging himself In between his small one and knocking it loose.
  38. AJ34

    Think I'm Losing Another Fish :(

    I have not tried cleaning decor in aquarium salt will have to try that! I do frequent water changes. He bites his tail so it’s an ongoing process with keeping the water clean and tail from infections . I think it is just a burden to him so he bites it. I agree that’s usually the case but I...
  39. AJ34

    Think I'm Losing Another Fish :(

    He totally bounced back! I'm not sure if it was treatment for fin rot or I got something in the water but he is back to his old self! Man I was really worried!
  40. AJ34

    Scutes Different Colors

    In looking at these collectively it looks as if he is lightening or gaining more overall in colors
  41. AJ34

    Scutes Different Colors

    More photos from next most recent back to when I first got him. Do you think his shell looks to be normal and he is growing properly ?
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    Scutes Different Colors

    Here’s the photo!
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    Scutes Different Colors

    I know you will want a photo and I will get one when I can wrestle my phone out of my daughter's hands. I just really noticed today that my turtles shell looks darker in some areas and lighter in others. It is pretty uniform like a few whole scutes are darker than other scutes. Now I know they...
  44. AJ34

    Turtle Identification

    maybe they acted impulsively because they wanted to buy the turtles before the tariffs kick in ...
  45. AJ34

    Turtle Identification

    All turtles can carry salmonella whether they come from Chinatown, pet store, breeder, or wherever... you have to wash your hands before and after handling. It’s better to Be safe and assume they have it.
  46. AJ34

    Turtle Identification

    RES really cute but as already said they are gonna get big! I have a painted hatchling in a 20 gallon. I’m already trying to decide where I can put a 40-50 gallon tub or tank within the next year or so. I will probably need to go even bigger but we might move in a few years so I’m going to wait...
  47. AJ34

    Turtle Sleep

    I think he might just be finding a new sleeping spot, feel kinda bad about taking his plant spot with the extra water. Maybe I need to buy him a new sleep plant lol.
  48. AJ34

    Turtle Sleep

    Where do your aquatic turtles sleep? Mine used to sleep on some plants just above the surface...it was really cute. I have been gradually raising the water and now it’s to the point they are more submerged plants so no longer good for sleeping. Tonight he is sleeping on the turtle dock on one...
  49. AJ34

    Funny Funny, But Serious Question...

    I agree and my former dwarf puffer didn’t seem to mind cats or foot traffic. He was pretty brave and vicious little guy.
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    Funny Funny, But Serious Question...

    LOL my cat will jump to open doors too...honestly don’t even know he does it. I have a dog that cant figure out how to nudge a door open when it’s already half open let alone move the handle. my cat he doesn’t sit on the tank but sometimes in front of it.




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