Re: NANFA-- aquarium filters

Jeremy Tiemann (
Thu, 4 Dec 2003 07:24:26 -0600

In my turtle tank, I have a Fluval 3+ that is stuck to the side of
the aquarium near the surface. The filter rests at a ~30 degree
angle, which allows the turtles to climb on it to bask (these are
yearling turtles). It might not be the prettiest thing in the world,
but it works.

>Could always use an internal filter like a Fluval or Ehiem. Or just
>use a small canister like a Magnum 220 and run the tubing such that
>it can be coverd with some bark or other sort of concealing part of
>the exhibit. That is what I have done in the past for
>display/exhibit terraria.

> Hi everyone,
> I have been lurking on this list for several months in preparation for
> an exhibit I am working on that will include some native fish species.
> But right now, I need some help in selecting an aquarium filter that is
> suitable for aquatic turtles. The turtles will be housed in custom built
> aquariums that are 30"w x 24" d x 17" h and they will have 1/3 to 1/2
> water level. Most filters I am finding are designed for a full tank of
> water. Any suggestions?
> thanks,
> Kate Friedman
> Lichterman Nature Center
> Memphis, TN
> phone (901) 767-7322 x 119
> email

Jeremy Tiemann
Biological Field Assistant
Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 244-4594
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