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Turtle land/water setup with plants

Need some ideas creating a 75g setup for my male read eared slider (maxing out at 7").

want a basking land area with plants and a planted water area. What plants will work that he wont eat?

I will leave giant duckweed for him to munch on. Please give links or pics of your setups!
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I think that plants on a basking area will get chewed up and trampled.

Riparium plants could work well for the water portion. Here's a riparium setup that somebody did a while back for a musk turtle.

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I don't have any land area plants for my sliders but they do eat everything else then can reach in and out of the water. I have some rip plants from the man above and they munch on them when the water level gets a little high.
I have yet to find something they don't like.

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They dont eat java moss because its too bitter, I think on ATP they have a list of "safe" plants
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I have seen some pretty nice DIY turtle basking areas that were various kinds of sloping plastic pieces formed together and sometimes with astro turf or other material for more texture.

Try a Google search...

http://www.google.com/search?q=diy+turtle+basking+area&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=n0pdUefO JYeErQHT-YDABA&biw=1070&bih=590&sei=okpdUfziKY2DrQH76IDACg
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