Advice:Pond skimmer is Excellent option for turtle owners looking for adequate filtration.
Description:Have had my turtles for about 10 years now and have just recently begun to care for their tank as an artificial ecosystem rather than a cage for turtles. With a easy to service filter with massive 500 gal filtration capacity; plecostamous and snails to deal with algea load; and guppies and tetra to keep myself and the turtles entertained ; as well as fresh parsley growing out of top of filter to provide fresh green and suck some nitrogen out of the water as it filters back into tank I am very happy with this set up. In addition I have just set up bikini bottom (tank down below) to breed guppies, tetra and snails, so I can raise up fry and snails to a survivable level to add back into turtle tank and keep it bumpin!
About Yourself:Started at the age of 12 with a 2'6" tropical tank and some books and taught myself. Progressed to 5' marine Fish only, 7' F.O.W.L.R and a few shrimps, 20" reef cube with refugium auto top up and chiller, traded reefing for two children, moved house and now have a 4000l pond with anoxic filter and shubunkins and the modified Biorb. Next project 30" planted goldie cube.
Advice:it is more important to actually enjoy your hobby than to become a slave to it. Its ok to go backwards and downgrade if you find its sucking the life out of you. I have done everything from reef tanks to ponds and most things in between and now i love my goldfish.
Description:Biorb 60 drilled through bottom to fluval 106 canister filter, inline heater, LED intelligent lighting. Java ferns, various anubias. Two fantail goldfish, Tiny Bristlenose plec.