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Old 09-30-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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how to keep tank from smelling

I constantly change the water on the turtle tank because it keeps stinking up the house, I bought a new filter with more gallon capacity and after 2 days the water still smells up the room, how do I keep the tank from smelling and stinking up the house?
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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how big is your tank, how big is your turtles, how much water is in the tank, how many turtles do you have, whats your filter rated at.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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MICKEYAB: Smelly Tank?

Keep the tank clean. If you don't have a pump, you have to change the water frequently.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
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Adding carbon to the filter will help remove some odor, along with more frequent water changes.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:08 PM   #5
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Adding carbon to the filter will help remove some odor, along with more frequent water changes.

Yea carbon and water changes should eliminate the problem. Also its a general 'rule' that you should have double the filtration in tanks with turtles since they are a lot messier than fish, which is what the filters are made for.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #6
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What do you mean by 'if you dont have a pump'? i have a filter! I feel horrid if my turtle is suffering is some way because of the lack of this pump!!!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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Smile Water Pumps

You need a water pump if you have a tank or aquarium. If you have a large water container, you must change the water every day, after the turtle eats and defecates. Turtle water should never be "stinky"; it should always be clean. Use water conditioner to remove metals and chemicals from the tap water.

My turtle is 11 years 6 months old, and she is very healthy. My turtle can stay immersed in her water container, or if she likes, she swims, eats, and sleeps in her water container. She is free roaming, so she can climb in or out when she wants. In the winter she leaves the water more often. During the winter she leaves the water to sleep in my closet. In the spring and fall she likes to stay in her water container. In the summer, she likes to go outside and dig holes to lay her eggs. She also likes to come out of the water to bask in the sun.

I hope this has cleared any questions regarding water pumps for aquatic turtles. RES turtles are aquatic turtles, are excellent swimmers, and the females like to wander on land to forge for food and lay their eggs.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:35 AM   #8
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Other posters have nailed it, Depending on which filter it is you can make home made filter cartridges which will save you money and you determine how much carbon goes into each cartridge. Start changing 5 gallons a day whilst syphoning the poop from the bottom. I have a bare bottom tank and its so much easier to clean. Also check your heater, if its too warm then that could be the reason also. I leave mine at 76 degrees which is probably cooler than most peoples but if i go warmer he wont come out to bask !

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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re: Stinky water...

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You need a water pump if you have a tank or aquarium. If you have a large water container, you must change the water every day, after the turtle eats and defecates. Turtle water should never be "stinky"; it should always be clean. Use water conditioner to remove metals and chemicals from the tap water.

RES turtles are aquatic turtles, are excellent swimmers, but they also like to wander on land to forage for food and lay their eggs.
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[/quote]RES turtles are great.
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