02-03-2011, 02:03 AM
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Yeah, I'm getting a hatchling. :D!
I don't think I'll be able to raise the water but we'll see. I reduced the noise quite a bit though. I added another pot right side up filled with rocks directly under the flow. It also reduced the current drastically as well, which I think will be a good thing for a hatchling.
On another note, I'm extremely paranoid my water isn't pure enough or may be contaminated. Haha, I always get paranoid before adding something live to a new environment. Even more so now that I'm getting a turtle and have never owned one before.
I don't know why I'm so worried. I used R/O water from my LFS, boiled the pots, put the rocks in the dishwasher with vinegar and then poured boiling water onto them, and cleaned the tank over and over with vinegar.
On yet another note, my filter does 170 GPH and there is only about 5-6 gallons in the tank. The turtle won't get stuck to the filter intake will he? The intake is right at ground level(you can see it in the picture) and I'm sure the turtle will swim by it. Lol, I believe I worry much more than needed.
EDIT: Curse those hard water stains on the glass you can see in the picture. Excessive amounts of soaking and scrubbing did them no justice. -_-
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