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I am the 'concierge' for a very cool Archerfish, Red Ear Slider turtle, Upside Down Catfish and goldfish. I special ordered the archerfish, Archie, as a juvenile 14-years ago in February 2008 and is now 14-years old and lives in a planted, 90-gallon tank. The turtle, Neptune, is 25-years old and lives in a 230-gallon indoor pond. I call it a 'palatial suite' complete with a red mangrove and goldfish. I also keep a 150-gallon indoor planted pond containing the last of the upside down catfish (Synodontis nigriventris) I also special ordered in 2010. Large Red Mangroves ( Rhizophora mangle) are growing in the indoor ponds. I acquired them as propagules back in 2008 when keeping several brackish water Mudskipper ( Periophthalmus spp.) tidepool set-ups. The mangroves have developed into magnificent trees. They have gorgeous flowers in the spring. I also have one outdoor goldfish pond and one porch pond. I am especially interested in brackish water habitats. Thanks for having me as a member!


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nice turtle....would make a nice entry in our Pet of the Month contest which is accepting entries right now. Hint...hint!
 

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Beautiful setup. Curious how do you keep the relative humidity down. With that large surface area open my RH would be in the 80 to 90%.
 
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Beautiful setup. Curious how do you keep the relative humidity down. With that large surface area open my RH would be in the 80 to 90%.
Thanks for the kind reply! Great question about humidity. I use a dehumidifier that vents the water directly outside so no tank to empty. The dehumidifier brand is Homelabs. This is the second year I've owned it. I have no previous experience with this brand or any other dehumidifier so we will see how well it holds up. I am always happy to share my fish & plant keeping/fish room experiences.
 
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nice turtle....would make a nice entry in our Pet of the Month contest which is accepting entries right now. Hint...hint!
Thank you Fishmanic! Yeah, Neptune is a real celebrity. Neighbors and visiting family always want to see him. They will walk in and say "Great to see you, hey, where is Neptune?" He was a rescue from horrific conditions and grew up with the kids. Neptune enjoys the good life!
 

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Welcome! Love your ponds and Neptune!🥰
 

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Welcome to TFF... :hi:
I oh so love this indoor pond...
 

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