The new home worked well. The turtles were happy! They water was clear. I could do a 1/4 tank change every weekend and a full tank change one a month or so. The turtles got really friendly! Then they started to beg! Every morning at breakfast time they scratch the glass until I feed them! So feed them I did, until I read that you can over feed them! I think I was. They started to get a bumpy shell so I back down on the food and got them several different kinds. I even gave them cichlid pellets -which they love! So what do you think happy turtles do? They GROW! So Gus and Pricilla are really really happy! They are now about 4 inches each. I have had them for about 6 months and they are getting big and strong. So now think back to how much room a turtle needs, 10 gallons for every inch. I now how about 8 inches of turtles and only 30 gallons of water! So it is happening again! The water is getting yellow much sooner. I am having to do 1/2 tank changes every week rather 1/4 tank and a full tank change every 3 weeks. So back to the drawing board I went.
My nephew wanted me to get a custom tank like this from All Glass Cages. A square table top model with a built in tank for only $700 and I had to drive to pick it up! What a deal! it looks cool but just way too much money! Gus and Pricilla do not have jobs!