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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:27 PM
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I hear sand isn't good for turtles they eat it
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Any suggestions for another substrate they can dig and bury in?
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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 07:19 PM
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Sand isn't good for turtles I hear they eat...and my turtle loves snails I try to give him one every now and then...he is to slow to eat fish though
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Florida mud turtles would be in sand all the time in the wild????

How did your turtle lay eggs if you only have a floating log?

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Florida mud turtles would be in sand all the time in the wild????

How did your turtle lay eggs if you only have a floating log?
She laid it on the log. We did not think they would reproduce since other info says they need a dry sandy area but she did it anyways. Currently have it incubating. I will for sure most pictures if it hatches!!
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OK so I feel like any idiot...I had a brain fart and for some reason was thinking about when I was researching about my girlfriends fire belly toad lol...bring on the sand lol
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Their setup is kind of boring right now. They're in a 20 gallon about half full with a floating log and rocky substrate. Reptomin filter I think.
I want to upgrade them to a 40-50 gallon I found on the curb. I was thinking a sandy bottom with silk plants. I found a really cool filter structure at petco
http://www.petco.com/product/102525/...umPumpsFilters
But its only meant for 4-6 inches of water. Do you guys think I could create a slope to put this on and still get enough filtration?
also anyone have success with live foods?
Idk if this filter is powerful enough for a 40-50 G tank...I would get a canister filter and loose rocks to create my own water fall effect...I fell like with that filter you will be circulating a small amount of the water in the tank where a canister filter you would be able to have the input and output on opposite ends of the tank
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Idk if this filter is powerful enough for a 40-50 G tank...I would get a canister filter and loose rocks to create my own water fall effect...I fell like with that filter you will be circulating a small amount of the water in the tank where a canister filter you would be able to have the input and output on opposite ends of the tank
It says it has capacity for up to 55 gallons and it wont be filled all the way. Ill look into the canister though. It would definitely allow more customization.
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