My indoor pond

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AnythingWithAShell
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My indoor pond

Post by AnythingWithAShell » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:25 am

Hiya

Just thought I'd share my indoor pond setup. This is home to my 3 cooters and RES at the mo.

My OH waiting for the floor to go....
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And with the bamboo round it, to stop escapes and turn it from a big black tub into a living room feature! ~wink-smile
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Since I done this, the Map and Musks have had upgrades, so will post some pics of their new tank setups too, once I get round to taking them off my camera ~lgh-smil

Oh, and the floor's fine ~llol
0.2.0 River Cooters ~ 0.1.0 Red Eared Slider ~ 0.1.0 Mississippi map
0.0.2 Common Musks ~ 0.0.1 Ouachita Map
0.0.2 Reeves ~ 0.0.1 Spotted

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Re: My indoor pond

Post by suej » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:02 am

nice set up and it will give some who are new to turtles an idea of what can be done to have a good looking set-up indoors.
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Re: My indoor pond

Post by AnythingWithAShell » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:09 am

Thanks Sue. I love my pond ~aw-wub

Family thought I was nuts, but then when they saw it thought it looked really nice! I had to make it look really good though (to me anyway!) from the offset, since it's in the living room ~lgh-smil
0.2.0 River Cooters ~ 0.1.0 Red Eared Slider ~ 0.1.0 Mississippi map
0.0.2 Common Musks ~ 0.0.1 Ouachita Map
0.0.2 Reeves ~ 0.0.1 Spotted

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Re: My indoor pond

Post by Neil » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:16 pm

Looks great, proof again that you don't need to spend the earth to get a good looking, extremely functional setup! I had a couple of indoor ponds at my place, and think that they can be made into a great feature!
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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Re: My indoor pond

Post by Julie » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:41 pm

Good work ~trttle
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0.1.0 Eastern? River Cooter - Max
0.1.0 Map - Eleanor Digby

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Re: My indoor pond

Post by Eversfield » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:48 pm

Great looking accommodation. Ideal for the Cooter clan I am sure.
Now, its been running for a few weeks have they all settled in well? ~trttle

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Re: My indoor pond

Post by AnythingWithAShell » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:09 pm

Thanks everyone ~lgh-smil

Neil, you're absolutely right about cost. My pond's 6x4x2 and it cost less than £400 for everything (including bits like fixings, and P&P where applicable) brand new and off the shelf, except the large lamp holder and 2 artificial plants at the ramp, I already had those. Would love to see the price of a 6x4x2 aquarium ~llol

Paul, they have settled really well. I think they love it more than I loved doing it!
0.2.0 River Cooters ~ 0.1.0 Red Eared Slider ~ 0.1.0 Mississippi map
0.0.2 Common Musks ~ 0.0.1 Ouachita Map
0.0.2 Reeves ~ 0.0.1 Spotted

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Re: My indoor pond

Post by Tim » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:28 am

Is that a Laguna tub? I have one set up in my kitchen at the mo, my family think I'm nuts too! Mine will be out on the patio when the weather warms up,

I like what you have done with yours, looks great ~fn-hdbng
1.7.0 various Map's
1.1.0 YBS
0.1.0 RES
1.2.0 northern diamondback
0.1.0 common snapper

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Re: My indoor pond

Post by AnythingWithAShell » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:24 am

It is a Laguna one. I managed to get it couriered from Birmingham (there's literally nowhere nearby I can buy this stuff!) by Parcelforce, but apparently Parcelforce H&S bods weren't happy about it. Only weighs about 20Kg, I can move it myself... ~wsltng

Thanks for the compliment, I'm still stupidly happy with it! Got a load of plants yesterday (finally!) for the filter too ~lgh-smil
0.2.0 River Cooters ~ 0.1.0 Red Eared Slider ~ 0.1.0 Mississippi map
0.0.2 Common Musks ~ 0.0.1 Ouachita Map
0.0.2 Reeves ~ 0.0.1 Spotted

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Re: My indoor pond

Post by Tim » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:57 am

I was lucky & managed to find one just up the road from me in Bristol, I have a large waterland tub too but the Laguna was much better value for the amount of water it holds, I think the waterland can only take 250(ish) L of water & for the amount of space it takes up that's not really very much
1.7.0 various Map's
1.1.0 YBS
0.1.0 RES
1.2.0 northern diamondback
0.1.0 common snapper

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