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Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   05-03-2014, 04:32 AM
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Posted By ben
turtles in nature come from large bodies of water...

turtles in nature come from large bodies of water aquariums no matter how large can not really handle their waste, only giant ugly pond filters would really beable to do a good job some turtle tank...
Forum: Turtle Pictures   03-15-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By ben
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Turtle Stories   01-12-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ben
it is all right it is very normal for them not...

it is all right it is very normal for them not all of their food /nutrients gets digested properly sometimes so they make the most out of it by eating it.
Forum: Turtle Pictures   01-07-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ben
Great pictures good looking setup. and do not...

Great pictures good looking setup. and do not worry about the name I have a girl turtle called Benjamin !
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   01-05-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,678
Posted By ben
The filter really needs water flow through it...

The filter really needs water flow through it thats why I melted holes all around mine if you pack it tight with an open bottom only the bottom will collect dirt plus the turtles may bite and eat the...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   01-02-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,678
Posted By ben
The sponge is just a small pond sponge it doesn't...

The sponge is just a small pond sponge it doesn't grow, it is used for mechanical filtration, so I just wash it with an outdoor water hose to clean it every 2 or 3 days, by using the sponge instead...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   01-01-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By ben
you have no biological action in your tank all...

you have no biological action in your tank all that start up stuff only works to a point but it takes time, here in my tank 50 gallons 7 turtles (3 over 12 inches) crystal clear water. your filter...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   12-31-2013, 12:03 PM
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Posted By ben
Hi I bought a tetra canister filter and it was a...

Hi I bought a tetra canister filter and it was a nightmare having to clean it every week takes ages, I also have a fluval 4 in the tank plus the water was still stinky even changing 9 gallons a day,...
Forum: Turtle Supplies and Equipment   12-27-2013, 06:22 PM
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Posted By ben
Hi, there was a case here in Leeds Uk in the news...

Hi, there was a case here in Leeds Uk in the news paper (paper hung on vets wall) where an owner paid over 300 ($500) for an operation to remove gravel impacked in its gut the owner said it was...
Forum: Sick Turtle   12-23-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,497
Posted By ben
It sounds like your turtle has a resiratory...

It sounds like your turtle has a resiratory infection, you really mostlikly need anitbiotics from a vet, but you may be able to help him... do you have a heater in the tank what is the water temp?...
Forum: Sick Turtle   12-15-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,328
Posted By ben
cuttlebone has no expiration date its just a dead...

cuttlebone has no expiration date its just a dead creature it has one of the best calcium contents around my turtles did not like it at first till they got used to it now I only put pieces in as they...
Forum: Sick Turtle   12-14-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,328
Posted By ben
I never heard anything like this about twitching,...

I never heard anything like this about twitching, are you sure you are feeding your turtle enough good quality food often enough? most people do not feed baby turtles enough then they get soft shell,...
Forum: Turtle Pictures   11-28-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ben
Thanks I have 9 turtles 7 in one tub and 2 in a...

Thanks I have 9 turtles 7 in one tub and 2 in a tank they were all rescued I did not really want this amount but I could not see them die so I had to save them
Forum: Turtle Pictures   11-27-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,960
Posted By ben
turtle love

while turtles might not be as loving as dogs or cats with the right care and attention they can show affection in thir own way. here I am petting the head and holding the hand of my turtle Marie , a...
Forum: Turtle Stories   11-24-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,035
Posted By ben
do you feed your turtles in their tank or do you...

do you feed your turtles in their tank or do you feed them in a feeding bowl? I ask this because the quickest way to get a turtle to like you is to feed it , because they love food and if they think...
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-27-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
here he is basking with the Ladies (he's the tiny...

here he is basking with the Ladies (he's the tiny one at the top !)
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-27-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
his stripes go in the same direction as my yellow...

his stripes go in the same direction as my yellow bellies. his belly is becomeing more orange, he still might be a P cooter but he just doen't look like the P cooters I used to see swimming in my...
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-24-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By ben
his stripes go down the legs just like a yellow...

his stripes go down the legs just like a yellow belly slider except he is really dark olive and very bright yellow. and his spots go all the way around his shell from his head to his tail ( but...
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-24-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
Thanks I will check the spots out. The stripe...

Thanks I will check the spots out. The stripe pants I mean are from his legs and around his whole bottom as if wearing a pair of pants my florida turtle book tells me only the chicken turtle or...
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-23-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
thanks septicemia usally appears as red blood...

thanks septicemia usally appears as red blood streaks, pink color could be the start but he is orange he recently shed some bottom scutes too right after I got him so the old and new scutes are not...
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-23-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
thanks for your comments but his photo does not...

thanks for your comments but his photo does not really show the correct color its really orange (the room has "pink" walls and green tank) my phone doest seem to have taken the correct color with my...
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
here he is :)

here he is :)
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-22-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
ok I will try to get a photo tomorrow I fed them...

ok I will try to get a photo tomorrow I fed them today and dont want to turn him upside down because he ate a lot ! even with his little worm head he has some appetite !
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-21-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
thanks I will have to check up on eastern river...

thanks I will have to check up on eastern river cooters. I also wonder if he might be an intergrade / cross with florida cooter thanks again
Forum: Turtle Compatibility   04-21-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,853
Posted By ben
Cool pics ! well I still dont really know what...

Cool pics ! well I still dont really know what kind of turtle it is..his shell is flat like yours but his head is so small (it looks bigger in the picture but it is really tiny) and in my books on...
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