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Old 05-25-2015, 10:42 PM   #1
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Filter not running right

Hello everyone I am new to this forum I have a aquatech 5-15 gal filter on my ten gallon for my my mud turtle and it's not running right I will include water level picture and a picture of what the filter is doing I have changed the filters and complete cleaned the filter can anyone help me plz it is greatly appreciated

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Old 05-26-2015, 09:42 AM   #2
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:42 PM   #3
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first off a 5/15 filter isn't near big enough to keep a turtle tank clean , the filter cartrige will almost always be clogged as turtles are very dirty , causing your water level to overflow the filter, with as much as your going to have to change out filters I would suggest buying bulk filter media as it's alot cheaper than those cartridges the cost of a 3 pack of those filter cartridges would pay for a 5ftx12inch roll of filter media and you can make around 25 filters
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you will also need to clean the intake tube and propeller daily as the mud will clog and wear out the propeller fast
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I was able to fix it there was a hidden spot that I had missed cleaning it and 54seaweed it's not a large turtle he is actually a hatching but he is in a 10 gallon wat size filter would u recommend me to get thank u
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Since it's a turtle i'd say a 20/40 it will help keep the tank cleaner, and I would still recommend you use the bulk filter media to save you lots of $$
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Ok thank you I will look into it
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:47 PM   #7
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I actually just went to my local pet/aquarium store and picked up a API nexx filter for 55gal because it was on sale and cheaper to get it over buying a 20/40
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