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Fr499y's 4 foot *always changing* tank log, thing.....
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So! looks like the turtle and catfish are coming home in the new year.
They have been located at a car dealership for roughly 2-3 years, but due to the garage relocating, they are coming home!

Now I'm not looking forward to this at all in all fairness as its a 4ft tank, UVB and heat lamps, 300w heater and a filter i've had for about 6 years ( still going strong, even have a new seal ready for it! ) but a must is a must.

The only place it can go is in the hallway, so will be seen as soon as you come in. Now how on earth am I going to make this tank look acceptable?
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Paint it pink?! Wink Big Grin
If at first you don't succeed....
...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!
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*Puke*

I'm not going to lie, don't really want to set it up but it isn't mine to decide! I don't mind the size of the tank and the fish, its the turtle thats my worry!
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Why don’t you want to set it up ?

Do you like themes or more au naturel Wink
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Just get yourself an appropriate background and you can have yourself a classy tank worthy of any hallway.

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Make sure the glass is clean (I know it's difficult to keep that way with turtles), also the stand (or whatever it's on) is clean and tidy (preferably a light colour?).
As Jota says, a good background will hide wires and it should be fine. Smile
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I just find them boring, and they trash anything you put in the tank as decoration! lol.

What we have realised so far as:-
  • Tank won't fit in the hallway due to limited space for a 4 footer!
  • I hate turtles
  • We will need to order a new tank, looking at a 3ft x 2ft, with sump
  • I hate turtles
  • The nano can be moved into the hallway as its nice and slim
  • I hate turtles
  • The catfish will most likely need re-homing
  • Oh, and I hate turtles
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(19-12-2018, 09:44 AM)fr499y Wrote: I just find them boring, and they trash anything you put in the tank as decoration! lol.

What we have realised so far as:-
  • Tank won't fit in the hallway due to limited space for a 4 footer!
  • I hate turtles
  • We will need to order a new tank, looking at a 3ft x 2ft, with sump
  • I hate turtles
  • The nano can be moved into the hallway as its nice and slim
  • I hate turtles
  • The catfish will most likely need re-homing
  • Oh, and I hate turtles

Cant you rehome both, I take it they were yours in the first place, if you hate turtles, why did you have one in the first place.  Rolleyes

Ian.
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Tank 79% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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the girlfriends not mine haha ( wasn't living together at the time )

So we have settled on a plan. There will be three areas within the tank.
Swimming area - Full width, 3/4 depth of tank
Planting area - 1/4 depth of tank, at the back which may also double up as a filtration area.
Basking area - Second floor basking area, raised up half the height of the tank.

Pictures of idea will follow Smile
PS. she is called Donatella ( Was Donatello, but turned out to be a she not a he as originally thought! )
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Awww I’m guessing you don’t like turtles Wink

I keep a tortoise in my garden, they are wild here and they have even delayed the buildings of a motorway while they moved a load of them.
Completely different to turtles of course, my tortoise is no fuss at all and she eats weeds hehe !

As suggested above maybe you could rehome, or offer to a school ?

Good luck !

My post crossed as you posted, sounds like a good plan...pictures would be great ,
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