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Old 03-21-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Ideas on a smallish turtle


I have a 45 gallon not doing anything. I thought about setting it up for a small turtle. Any ideas on smaller turtles that might work? easily obtained and easy care?
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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I would probably say mud or musk turtle, male preferred, if you want to stay on the small side.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Spotted turtles stay small. They're beautiful, intelligent & alert, but somewhat snappy. Their tank needs a large land area as well as a water area. Captive bred babies are usually available online, although they tend to be pricey. BTW I had one for thirteen years.
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I want to build something that sits above the tank so they can dry off and sit under the basking lights. I have to check on price. I want the turtle to be somewhat reasonable price wise.

Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:39 AM   #5
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Musk turtles are small and inexpensive. They spend almost their entire life in the water, so they don't really need a large basking area, if any at all.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:54 PM   #6
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the musk is the best, ive never seen a species stay that small even after regular eating. i got vid of mine in a 75 g here
ignore the sw parts lol the musk guy is at the end and that was after 3 yrs in the tank, size of a xxl golfball lol


musk is best
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:31 AM   #7
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the musk is the best, ive never seen a species stay that small even after regular eating. i got vid of mine in a 75 g here
ignore the sw parts lol the musk guy is at the end and that was after 3 yrs in the tank, size of a xxl golfball lol


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I am surprised that you could have such a reef like that in such a tiny volume of water.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:44 PM   #8
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I can't believe that turtle left all your plants alone in that tank. Amazing. I have never kept turtles indoors in a tank because I thought they would tear it up.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:55 PM   #9
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its just those musk turtles, map turtles etc did just that! thanks Lia and Fishumms my tanks are old nowadays people use LED and they get that color pop lol my goal was longevity and at tax return time, might just upgrade both systems to led!
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I have two musk turtles in a 15 gallon which is half full of water. they've been in there since june of 2011 and couldn't be happier. they're awesome.
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its just those musk turtles, map turtles etc did just that! thanks Lia and Fishumms my tanks are old nowadays people use LED and they get that color pop lol my goal was longevity and at tax return time, might just upgrade both systems to led!
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I sent your video to a friend in NY who has a 55 gallon reef tank , not nearly as nice as yours and he has what looks like a small factory of equipment under and behind the tank running it , lol.

I was just goofing with him but he loved your tanks.
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