Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Planted Turtle Tank
For the longest time I have wanted some kind of reptile. I wanted anything, snake, turtle, lizard, absolutely anything. I still live with my parents and so any animal request had to go through them, and of course, the answer has always been a resounding 'no'. Finally, however, I have put my foot down and decided to get an aquatic turtle. My parents decided that they don't really care as long as they dot have to deal with it. So yay! Turtle time! I researched some turtles and really fell in love with map turtles, particularly Pearl River map turtles. So, taking advantage of Petco's dollar per gallon sale, I bought a 29 gallon. I was very bummed because a 40B is an inch, A MEASLY, GOOD FOR NOTHIN', BACKSTABBING INCH too wide for where I keep my tank! Seeing that 30 gallons are not popular in stores, and unwilling to buy one online, I settled on the 29, as it is decently large to keep a relatively small turtle (and guppies for him to munch on!) in for a while.
I am looking up what plants are okay to keep with turtles, and I have some but I WANT MORE! I want to know what plants are really okay to keep in the tank with my soon-to-be new best poikilothermic pal. So far I know for sure that anacharis and amazon sword are absolutely fine with them, along with duckweed, frogbit, and water lettuce. I really need to do more in-depth research though, because I really do want the tank to be well-planted! If anyone knows more safe plants, I'd really appreciate the tip. I'll post pictures soon, once all the dust and mud settle from the substrate!