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the back of a saltwater tank mounted in a wall
Yes, yes, and the specifics of the piping system?

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the back side of a marine fish tank that is mounted in such a way as to be flush ot inset to the opposite side of the wall, the back side of the tank is located inside of a closet containing shelving upon which office supplies are stored.

the yellow thing is the pump, behind the pump is a sump type filter setup with built in protein skimmer(grey thing)
on the farthest the vertical white tube looks to be a UV sterilizer.

the larger fatter cylinder to the right of the UV sterilizer is likely a filter/reactor type unit used to dose the tank with probably minerals, and along that likes ill bet there are living corals in this tank although the lighting on top would seem to be inadequate for that but i could be wrong

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the white canisters on the left are UV sterilizers, the bigger box in the middle is a bio-ball filter
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Just started looking for someone to make a custom tank. (although I think I am still going to try myself). But i definitely want to do the hydronics myself.

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unless youve got experience in the hobby id recommend starting out with shelf items

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unless youve got experience in the hobby id recommend starting out with shelf items
Well I don't do salt water. I have (3) red ear sliders and a mix of painted, soft shell turtles over the years. The animals are mine, but the tank belongs to my dad (a custom 250-300 gallon plexiglass tank). So I need to figure out a tank so I can have the critters in my house. Never used anything more than an in tank filter with monthly water changes. I would like to expand whats in the tank (add some more varieties of fish)

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ah, i was mainly referig to a salt setup

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i want a fish tank now

but i have a hard time keeping plants alive

i want to drink, but only to kill a certain few brain cells and i don't care how many i have to take out to get to them.
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A salt water setup is crazy overkill for freshwater "critters"

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And just replace science with the word saltwater and you are on your way.


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This is not a cheap hobby, if you want to practice getting into saltwater, find a bucket, fill bucket with money, light on fire, rinse and repeat a few times.

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why on earth would you consider that for turtles?
you want a glass tank for them they will scratch the crap out of acrylic
you also wouldn't want much of what is in there (such as protein skimmer etc)

a good sized long / wide shallow tank with somewhere for them to sun out of the water
a couple maxi jets to keep the water stirring and a large canister filter (perhaps an eheim 2260) but make sure you buy quick disconnects if you go that round - pita to re-prime if you break seal.

no need for a sump or drilled plumbing - surface skim maybe (assume you drill a hole in from the bottom and just place a standpipe in there so overflow goes down - but that would require you being mindful of water levels. (or run a sump and filter there)

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why on earth would you consider that for turtles?
you want a glass tank for them they will scratch the crap out of acrylic
you also wouldn't want much of what is in there (such as protein skimmer etc)

a good sized long / wide shallow tank with somewhere for them to sun out of the water
a couple maxi jets to keep the water stirring and a large canister filter (perhaps an eheim 2260) but make sure you buy quick disconnects if you go that round - pita to re-prime if you break seal.

no need for a sump or drilled plumbing - surface skim maybe (assume you drill a hole in from the bottom and just place a standpipe in there so overflow goes down - but that would require you being mindful of water levels. (or run a sump and filter there)
Ive had them in acrylic for the past 8 years and its fine. The 7 before that they were in glass. Just wanted to see what was what, nothing to do with my setup, just wanted some items identified.

Whats good for the turtles and what I like are two different things. I do have an area for them to sun by the heat lamps, but I keep the tank pretty tall so I can watch them swim and hunt fish. Its also more interesting when they are not hunting to watch the fish swim around.

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Ive had them in acrylic for the past 8 years and its fine. The 7 before that they were in glass. Just wanted to see what was what, nothing to do with my setup, just wanted some items identified.

Whats good for the turtles and what I like are two different things. I do have an area for them to sun by the heat lamps, but I keep the tank pretty tall so I can watch them swim and hunt fish. Its also more interesting when they are not hunting to watch the fish swim around.
Ah.. I figured their claws would make short work of acrylic.
The last turtle I had was a baby snapping turtle when I was in 7th grade - so I am nowhere near an expert... I have read about a # of successful setups and I basically parroted that in my description - if they have been good for you for 8 years it sounds like you are doing whatever you're doing right.

I have been mostly saltwater since I was a teen - used to breed cichlids to support the hobby when I was younger.

Some of that stuff such as the protein skimmer do not work with freshwater (i dont have all the science memorized - i believe it's a difference in surface tension with fresh vs salt) -- not only that water quality isn't the highest concern with turtles like it is with saltwater (especially reef)


How big are they and how big of a tank are they in?
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Ah.. I figured their claws would make short work of acrylic.
The last turtle I had was a baby snapping turtle when I was in 7th grade - so I am nowhere near an expert... I have read about a # of successful setups and I basically parroted that in my description - if they have been good for you for 8 years it sounds like you are doing whatever you're doing right.

I have been mostly saltwater since I was a teen - used to breed cichlids to support the hobby when I was younger.

Some of that stuff such as the protein skimmer do not work with freshwater (i dont have all the science memorized - i believe it's a difference in surface tension with fresh vs salt) -- not only that water quality isn't the highest concern with turtles like it is with saltwater (especially reef)


How big are they and how big of a tank are they in?
No what you said before is common for most turtle setups, I am the exception from the normal hobbyiest and so far its worked.

The smallest turtle is 11-12" from shell to shell. The largest is about 14-16" from shell to shell. Right now they are in a 250-300 gallon tank. So I want to get something bigger and with supply and drain water connections so make cleaning easier.

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One thing i don't get on the setup above are the two connections on the left hand side. Why two? They are headered together anyways.

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ooh, i missed that part about the turtles.
I hit reply and didnt see that pop up, I thought you wanted to get into saltwater reef tanks.

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One thing i don't get on the setup above are the two connections on the left hand side. Why two? They are headered together anyways.
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looks like they are returns - they can be turned up or down, on or off.

A lot of the plumbing appears to be hidden in the shot - just from a quick look it appears that's a little closed loop circuit just for circulation? It doesn't appear to branch into the sump - just to a pump and then through
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