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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2007, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question How many turtles...

How many turtles can live humanely in a 300gallon aquarium? I currently have two turtles...want more.
Plus anyone have pictures of their turtle setups?



[EdiT] The turtles are Red Ear Sliders.

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umm..well as long as you dont break the 10 gallons per inch rule.i dont know how big you're RES is, I only have my Eastern Painted, she lives in a 55 gallon and is moving to a 75 gallon, but i know that EP are smaller than RES but i wouldnt get more than 3 turtles in there. RES are rather big. if you want to see pics of my boring 55gal .your more than welcome .lol

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I would think at most 6 but not 100% on that. Depending on size of course.

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The "rule of thumb" I've always used for water turtles is:

Depth = 2 X the total turtle length

Length = 5 X the total turtle length

Width = 2.5 X the total turtle length


So if you plan on an 8" turtle, minimum tank would be approx 40"L X 20"W X 16"D.

I don't know what the dimensions are of your 300, but this is how I would figure out how many turtles could live comfortably there.

Next you'd need to take a look at filtration......

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I'm going to get a custom 300gallon made.
Thank you for the info =]
Sounds like a good amount of space per turtle,that is what i'm aiming for.

Filtration is also going to be hard.
How the world will I have a good filter
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The koi pond filers are pretty good and goes by large gallons and you could probably get one of those OR they may have Fluvas or something, don't worry you will find one but MAN that is a HUGE tank, can I go for a swim??

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LOL yes Dawna,me too!!
Indoor swimming pool!!

I have a fluval now...good filters
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YAY Swimming *runs over the Melissa-chan's for a swim*

Fluva are really good, I plan on getting one soon, once I get the money for it. Stephanie has them and I believe so does Amanda. They are a quality filter!!

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Ooooops- update time me thinks! i currently have a fluval 405 cannister filter which works miricles
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