New salt marsh tank is up and running. It is the new home of Nubbins our female diamond back terrapin. Nubbins is missing one of her front feet, hence the name. She seems happy in the tank, she likes to squeeze in to the skinny end of the tank and hang out in the filter outflow. I was a little nervous she might get stuck but she can really get herself around. I really thought she might eat all the live mussels but she seems to be more interested in chasing fish. In the tank with her are live hook mussels, oysters, mud crabs, mummichogs and some macro algae. When the weather warms again I will try to collect some grasses to go in there. I also need to collect some more sand and build the beach up a little and fill in a few underwater spots where the egg crate is showing. Hopefully I will get the stand finished soon.
I hope you all like it. If you live local to the DC area you should consider visiting us. Info at Gepaquarium.org