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i am building a larger pond for my 4 turtles. I live in Florida so they can stay in the pond all year. Turles create a lot of waste so i am always trying to upgrade my filtration. Love all the ideas on gardenpondforum.com.
 
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i am building a larger pond for my 4 turtles. I live in Florida so they can stay in the pond all year. Turles create a lot of waste so i am always trying to upgrade my filtration. Love all the ideas on gardenpondforum.com.
Hello and welcome! I have box turtles. Even though they are non-aquatics, I was looking for a way to provide them with a fresh water supply — daily emptying and cleaning soaking bowls wasn’t cutting it. So, I built a 3000 gal pond in the back yard. The turts don’t have access to the pond, but I built a “bog filter” inside their habitat that is like a satellite pond fed from the big pond. It’s been a learning experience, and it serves its purpose.
 
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welcome, looking to learn about turtles
any concerns about salmonella, I like to intro some to the pond,
 

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welcome, looking to learn about turtles
any concerns about salmonella, I like to intro some to the pond,
Mine are non-aquatic, box turtles. I just always wash my hands when I handle them. No idea what specific precautions there would be for aquatic turtles.
 
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welcome, looking to learn about turtles
any concerns about salmonella, I like to intro some to the pond,
I keep turtles in my ponds, like Mmathis said wash your hands after handling them. Also, maintain the water quality in your pond and the concern of contracting salmonella from the turtles would be minimal.

And welcome buttercup
 

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