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vivaria w/ watefalls and ponds
#1
I am interested in having a sizable pond for my frog tank. What do you folks use to filter this relatively small water volume. I was thinking some sort of internal filter and then have the return water be the waterfall water supply. Pics would be really great. In a 33-35 gallon tank I will have about 7-8 gallons of water so changing it frequently isn't practical and probably not best for stability of the system.
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#2
For smaller tanks with small volumes of water we use the Exo-Terra 501 turtle filters.

http://www.reptilesupply.com/product.ph ... cts_id=404
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#3
with the turtle filter you will have to drill your tank, it simply has no head pressure otherwise. there is a number of ways to make your water fall. if you use a internal pump i reccomend the maxi jets mini, 404 or the 606, you can also look into a small canister filter tha has some head pressure and a ball valve to control flow. do alot of research and planning you will have fun.
i made my waterfall going through a corkbark tube and falling into my pond area where i have several aqua plants growing and worked well for me. GL keep us posted.
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#4
i use a turtle filter in a tank which is not drilled.
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#5
well i was refering to 24 inches of height for my viv, i guess if you have a not so tall talk it works fine. i really wanted to use one for my tank for the filtering part alone.
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#6
how does one "section off" the pond?

i.e. is there basically water on the entire bottom of the tank or do you some how build a dam around the entire pond to keep the water at a certain place and the rest of the tank bottom dry???
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#7
You usually set a water level and use the clay balls to elevate your soil/coco fiber. I found that the clay balls float so I got some small rocks to put just in the pond part to hold back the clay.
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