Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Oswego, New York
For a basking area, you could section off a part of the tank with a divider and fill that with only substrate and fill the rest with water. I have also seen fake rocks that float, they are specifically made for turtles. You could also get some wood that's wide enough for your turtle and have that sticking out of the water. For the plants, you can get the plastic mesh for arts and crafts and attach that to the side of the tank with suction cups and have the moss/plants attached to that.
My roommate says I'll die by giant turtle.