New Turtle Pond

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Toddrickfl1...That's simply beautiful...Is that pretty face a Trachemys s. scripta or a cooter?
That's a Trachemys Scripta. There's currently 4 of them, an Eastern River Cooter, and a Midland painted in the pond.
 

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That's a Trachemys Scripta. There's currently 4 of them, an Eastern River Cooter, and a Midland painted in the pond.
I know you'll think this is silly...but I try to identify the different turtles and tortoises using my experienced (lack) of memory and frankly am thrilled when I am correct...I used to head start gopherus agassizii and Sulcata hatchlings for my sis...I'd get whole clutches of babies 20 more or less...of both species. So I fancied myself some what of an expert...not! To this day I cannot tell a Sulcata hatchling from a desert tort... :( lol
 

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Exactly what I was thinking! 😁
Also, as a newbie to turtle keeping this site is a godsend and seeing how other folk design their tanks/ponds is really interesting and informative, so thanks for sharing. 😊
 

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With all the time on my hands lately due to Covid-19 I decided to use some old stuff and put together another small pond. This one will serve as a water plant nursery. I can grow a fresh supply of plants in this one to replace the plants in the big pond as the turtles destroy them. I'll probably add a few goldfish and who knows, maybe a couple more small turtles in the future. IMG_20200412_111143771.jpg IMG_20200412_112514429.jpg IMG_20200412_113338317.jpg IMG_20200412_113353236.jpg IMG_20200412_112733556.jpg
 

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Built a new filter for the large pond and installed a new 1200 gallon per hour pump. Now the pond should be getting filtered about 3 times per hour. IMG_20200421_091114751.jpg
 
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Built a new filter for the large pond and installed a new 1200 gallon per hour pump. Now the pond should be getting filtered about 3 times per hour. View attachment 291808
Awesome stuff man. Do you have a guide on how to build the filter? If you can do a how to video on the filter that would be awesome. Well a how to on the pond would be even better! Thank you!

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Awesome stuff man. Do you have a guide on how to build the filter? If you can do a how to video on the filter that would be awesome. Well a how to on the pond would be even better! Thank you!

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This was the first version
Same basic idea except the water comes out the top on the new one and I used a garbage can instead of bucket.
 

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Built a new filter for the large pond and installed a new 1200 gallon per hour pump. Now the pond should be getting filtered about 3 times per hour. View attachment 291808
That's the kind of filter I use on my little outdoor fish pond - only 600 gallon pool. Trash cans give you a cheap starting place, and you can layer all sorts of filter media inside them. If I had a nice turtle set-up like that I would have to get an albino RES...
 

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That's the kind of filter I use on my little outdoor fish pond - only 600 gallon pool. Trash cans give you a cheap starting place, and you can layer all sorts of filter media inside them. If I had a nice turtle set-up like that I would have to get an albino RES...
Yep, I learned next time get a more study one. This one is a kitchen can and it's real flimsy. Almost has to be completely empty of water before you can move it.
 
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