Im hoping there are other turtle enthusiasts out there in BYC land , because other reptile forums are like ghost towns not to mention they dont come close in quality to BYC Anyways , To make a long story short- We acquired a Large Adult Turtle (YBS or Peninsula Cooter , not sure) at the emergency vet I work for and she had a degloving injury to her front arm , The Vet on staff amputated and sent her home with me to see if she could heal and thrive. She was malnourished , Suffering from severe chronic infection & Necrotic tissue . Fast forward a year later and Gertrude the 3 legged turtlle is thriving and ahem, not swimming in circles like the vet joked she would So We have been planning an upgrade for her habitat because she no longer needs a "hospital Tank'. Here is the very start of the 54 Gallon Indoor Pond Transformation. The plants to the left are real and need to be transplanted into bigger pots with bottom reservoirs . The plants on the bottom are fake and are just there to keep me from going insane until i can get it surrounded by established real plants. HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM... The side that is not against the wall in bowing out , badly. Im afraid by morning we will have an indoor living room pond so me and hubby decided to prop a full 5 gallon water bucket against the side for tonight and tomorrow we will try stacking cinderblocks to prevent bowing , also buying rambling ivy to stack on the cinderblocks to make it look more natural The Basking Area Gertrude , The old Bat - Vet estimates she is between 10-20 years old Any Suggestions or reccomendations would be appreciated. Also wanting to plant aquatic plants We ordered a 160gph submersible pump and it will be here around Jan 1st- From that we will build a physical and biological Mega filtration system.