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Zoo Med Zoo Med Turtle Clean 511 Turtle Tank External Canister Filter

Provides greater aeration with included spray barTurtle Clean canister filter comes with removable hose-connecting deviceTurtle tank filter has adjustable flow control systemEasy-to-open filter head
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could you please me on a good filter for my turtles. I am constantly cleaning the terrarium which is 30x 121/2. i need a god filter or they are gone.

the terrarium is24x18x14.
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Try a submersible filter designed for turtles, not fish. I really liked one that was inside a plastic cliff- it created a nice waterfall and did a good job keeping clean. The fact is turtles are dirty and high maintenance as far as cleaning, though. Nothing will substitute for a weekly vacuum and scrub.
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Try the TetraFuana ReptoFilter it is amazing I have tried possibly ever filter for my turtle. It works amazing and keeps the tank so clear and clean. Just changing the filter every couple of weeks makes it easy to clean as well.
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vilote, I have a 20 gallon long tank for my red slider and the 511 Turtle Canister Filter from ZooMed is the first filter that has actually cleaned the tank and kept it clean without me having to clean the filter every two weeks. I have had it hooked up for about 2 months and only had to clean the filter/tank once (just recently). I'm not sure how it would do for two turtles, but it is worth a try. It is by far the best filter I've found for turtles so far (that can be bought at a local pet store and not special ordered).
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get this one it works great
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Can the Zoo Med 511 Turtle Tank External Canister Filter be used for a 10 gallon tank?

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Yes, I think you can always use a larger filter on a smaller tank, I have been doing that for a while (especially if you have a turtle, it's more helpful to use a more powerful filter if you want the tank to be clear of the larger amounts of waste they produce) but know that it's pretty powerful, so if you have smaller fish in the tank, it could be bad for them.
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Can this filter be used in a fish tank? or marine tank?

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Do Canisters Subsitute for Water Treatments such as conditoners & waste removers?

Need a turtle filter for two turtles do not want to spend too much on something i dont need Just bought some chemical supplies like turtle conditioners and waste removers and discovered that most good canisters include "MECHANICAL,BIOLOGICAL,AND CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS" whats the purpose of buying these supplies if canisters filter and remove medications added to the water being treated......RIGHT? I AM CONFUSED?
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I dont have any experience with chemical "waste removers" as I cant imagine whatever it is that breaks down waste is so great for my turtle herself, but I can explain the water conditioner to you a bit.
Water conditioners, which are designed to remove chlorine and balance tap water, should be applied to the water in a bucket, PRIOR to adding it to your turtle tank. Water straight from the tap is not ideal and could harm your turtles in large doses. Once the water has been conditioned and added to the tank, it will mix up with the water that is already in there. A filter would not be able to cleanse the entire bucket full of water before it touched your turtle, see? However, a filter is a great thing to have! it extends the time between vacuums and reduces ammonia and other toxins created by turtle waste.
I had a very bad experience with the canister filter that I purchased, but had success previously with a decorative cliff that had a submersible filter inside it (and it made a nice little water fall) and before that a cheap little submersible.
I hope that helps a little.
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Is this filter ok for outdoor use?

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yes - it is plastic, I would not purchase
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I bought a fluval u3 filter for over 70$ and I already cleaned it out othe

Im a started to care for my turtles. I got 2 medium sized turtles in a 30 gal tank its all set up but im unhappy with this brand new fluval u3 filter I got, theres food waste all over and my turtles are eating turtle waste. Need one thats efficent with less maintenance what you recommend?
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It's a good brand, turtles are just dirty. You have to find something that is more powerful then zoo med or fluvial. I have the U2, and it was real bad. When you touch it the gunk would fall out of it. Try the Cascade 500. I just got it. I;ll write a review on it next week. I just wrote a review on the 511 here it is.
Fluval is good though.

I have 1 female red eared slider, 4 inches long. 20 gallon tank, and nothing else inside but a basking area.

I still have the filter working the turtle tank. However I am changing it out to try the Penn Plax cascade since it has rave reviews. But lets get into this filter. The suction is poor. Very poor. And I don't think people know this because when you circulate the water, you will find all the dead skin lift up and float. Now if want to buy a wave maker or pump you can, thats on you. But if you place your hand where it sucks the water into the filter, it's seriously not noticeable. You can't feel the suction, it's weak. So the droppings, food, and skin all stay down at the tank. Now, that leads to my next point.

Because the suction is so weak, when you turn off the filter to change out water or parts, it's very difficult to get it going again.(Sometimes) Heres the thing, when you want to get the filter going again after a water change or whatever, the filter struggles at first to suck the water because it has in in the motor and it its so weak to suck it back in again. And then the motor gets hot. And that burns it out; I was told this by zoo med. So little by little you are breaking the motor. There is no fix for this that's how it was made. All I can say is after you put fresh clean water make sure to fill the filter with water as mush as possible. It helps with getting it going, just a little though. Now I gave up on the filter because my water wasn't clear. It was getting cloudy maybe 10 hours later after a water change. So here is the catch. If you want to keep the water crystal clear with gunk at the bottom, you have to feed the turtle outside the tank. That's the catch. At that point you just lose the idea of the "WATER FILTER". The set up is good. it's very quiet, even when struggling to get the flow of water going it makes a noise but it's not really loud. But I feel like I am cutting my time short with it every time I change the water and I have to hear it struggle. See when the filter has air, and it struggles like it does after the water change, your burning out like I said in the beginning. I will write a review for the Cascade later. Here are some pictures, and just so you know I changed out the water before I took them. Good luck.
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I can't find the In Store Price. Can anyone tell me please?

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There isn't one. Just go and have them price match it to the one on the site. Petco is cool like that.
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Which filter media do you buy for the 511?

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can the Zoo Med 511 be used sitting below the tank in a cabinet? I have read other reviews where buyers are saying it has to be even with the tank?

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Do you have it in store in portland

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What is the best way to clean out the filter tubes?

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