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fish tank and filters

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have a 10 gallon tank and one turtle. It has about 6 gallons of water in it. I have http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752295 in the ten gallon size and http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2752610 with brand new filters and all that jazz, water conditioner and a poop degrader thing yet the tank gets so dirty and nasty after 2-3 days. What the hell am I doing wrong :\

It doesn't stink though, luckily! It is pretty scentless, just really murky and icky.

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  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Wow - 2-3 days does sound really fast.

    Some of the info here might help.
    :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Maybe you need plants and stuff in it to oxydise the water?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I forgot to say thank you :p

    Thank you! That was a helpful website. Went to a store yesterday to get a new filter as the ones we had were more suited for fish apperantly and when we went to ask there was a couple there with turtles and they were nice. Apperantly he is growing too, making his skin and shell flake making it nasty and clog up the filters. Gross thing. :p

    Stupid thing is getting so expensive. He needs a bigger tank, better filters... eats like a maniac... except for vegetables which I was told he would eat... but of course he doesn't eat those, those are cheap. I got him cuz I thought he would be cheap and zero work, what a load that was.

    Since his tank is too small I let him crawl around the house and outside alot... though I have to watch him cuz he's a fast fucker and bolts to the neighbors first chance he gets. And is always trying to get behind the tv and the computers, where all the cords are... Got a genius idea from a buddy ;)

    Oh, now I'm showing off :(:p
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/aname/HPIM0252.jpg
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    your turtle is on a lead. hahahahahaha. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hehehehe ... enjoy your turtle while he's small. See what MINE grew into ... :

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