My new room!

juli11

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They like the spring weeds and they're much better than the boring salat in the winter
 

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Some more animals arrived here last weekend... it becomes fuller and fuller :D in total here are 11 different species
 

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I'm working without filter systems since I have this quantity of tanks. Filter Systems plus lamps takes to much energy. I'm only working with plants and fishes. And I'm changing the water all 2-3 weeks.
I don't unterstand what you mean with how do you do that?:D
This enclosure is for Platemys platycephala. I put earth on the ground and a plant inside. Than i take some leaves from the forest clean them and put them into the enclosure. When everything is inside I let water inside ca. 4-5cm. And finish is a "rainforest enclosure" :D
What I meant is, that all that organic material starts breaking down, and animals produce waste... how do you keep things from getting a toxic bioload? Do you test water in those tanks? I am just curious about how all this gets done. You obviously know what you are doing there so i thought you might be a good person to ask:)
 

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What I meant is, that all that organic material starts breaking down, and animals produce waste... how do you keep things from getting a toxic bioload? Do you test water in those tanks? I am just curious about how all this gets done. You obviously know what you are doing there so i thought you might be a good person to ask:)
Good question! If it doesn't smell i don't do anything without changing the water every third week. If it smell and i recognize that the water becomes a stinky mud I change it too. It's actually very easy.
 

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A new species which I got from a friend who hasn't space for her anymore. Maybe some of our water turtles friends know what it is ;)
Around the middle of June I'll get a pair so I have 1,2 of them
 

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Probably Kinixys spekii from Kenya. I got 3 animals looks like 1,2. They are farm breed animals and arrived last Wednesday. Hopefully they acclimate well :)

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My old male Kinixys Lobatsiana. He only have one hind foot. He's is LTC so he lost the other one in the wild.
 

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After a long time I get the first mating of my P. platycephala hopefully an egg will follow
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A small update on the room.. some new ones, some hatchlings, some eggs ;)
 

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Thank you. It’s Kinixys Spekii and Kinixys Belliana from Kenya
 

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So- I have to ask- how do you manage the water up there? Do you have a drain and fresh water source? I understand that you just do 100% water change as needed. But it looks like it would be difficult to not spill that water all over the floor and have it end up in someone’s bedroom below.
 
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