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Spike762 01-23-2010 01:54 PM

My 40 gallon tank
In another room in my house, I keep a 40 gallon tank. I got this tank from a person who was looking to get rid of their turtles, so I took all their equipment too.
5 fancy guppies, 2 rosie red minnows, 2 eastern painted turtles, 2 comet goldfish, 1 red belly cooter, 1 pleco
I keep Anarchis and Water Wisteria by wedging it against the wall of the tank with a river rock


willow 01-23-2010 02:37 PM

i like the turtles,how big do they grow ?

Spike762 01-23-2010 02:55 PM

A fully grown eastern painted turtle's shell will be about 10 inches in diameter, but it takes a long time for that to happen. In the first year of life, their shell grows to about 3-4 inches, then grows at a steady 1 inch per year after that. They live a good long time too. The cooter will grow to be a little smaller.


Angel079 01-23-2010 07:24 PM

Besides loving your lil critters there...I really love that tank size cause its so skinny/ narrow but yet super tall....what are these measurements there round about do you know? Really really like that.

willow 01-24-2010 06:56 AM

i think i would like to own a trutle one day.
thanks spike :-D

Spike762 01-24-2010 12:48 PM

No problem, I was exposed to turtle keeping young and it has stuck with me. It's a lot of fun, I like watching my turtle tank better than TV 8)

Angel, the tank is approx. 3 feet long, 2 feet tall (excluding topper) and 1 foot wide.


Angel079 01-24-2010 02:43 PM

Awesomeeee size!!!!

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