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Old 19-04-2016, 09:24 PM
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I've had my turtle for a few months now so I'm feeling confident I'm doing a reasonably good job! But I've got large pebbles/gravel in the bottom of my tank and it just gets so messy and very hard to clean, if there a easier substrate or should I just get rid?
Also my internal filter is doing a good job but I feel like I need an external filter because of the muck, is that just due down to the gravel storing muck or an external will be better? What is the best external? I've settled that I like the ehiem ones but any other advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 19-04-2016, 09:42 PM
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Gravel isn't really advised. Could you add pictures?

As for filters, the eheim Classic range are very good and affordable!

What turtle do you have?
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Old 22-04-2016, 04:17 PM
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My photo bucket account is playing up so I can't
It is large gravel, but I think I'm.going to get rid of it, its just making a mess, it was in the package when I got the set up.
And I have a YBS
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Old 27-04-2016, 09:37 AM
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mine are in a laguna tub, no substrate in the water, astro turf on the basking area.

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