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I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the zoo med 501 turtle filter.

I know that filtering the water isn't of the utmost importance, but I like the idea of the pump being external to the tank and really don't want to get into drilling/overflows (at least not now).

If anyone knows of a cheaper device that is similiar I'd love to hear about, also I'd like to hear any positive/negative reviews.

-Tad
 

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Tad, There was a post on this filter a while ago. I have been using one on my trivittatus tank and it works great. I honestly think that it is too weak to filter a turtle tank, unless they are hatchlings. I'm putting one on my newt tank too.
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Ya I started the other thread because I was considering buying one. Let us know how the filter works for your newt tank. I'm wanting to use one for a smaller water filtration applications ~5-7 gallons max.
 
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I had this filter on my 43 gallon viv. I am not sure exactly how many gallons I had it filter but the water was probably 2.5-3 inches deep. It worked great. I had the filtered water pumping my waterfall.

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Anybody who bought these have a recommendation as to where purchase one?

I've seen a wide range of prices from 28-42 dollars but I haven't seen it that cheap at any local stores or stores online I'm familiar with.


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I got mine at a local fish store for $35. I wanted to purchase a second one the local fish store does not carry them anymore. I have found it at Petsmart for $45-50. I think I am going to look on eBay.

Dawn
 
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