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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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125g Turtle Vivarium

Hi everyone, I have an empty 125g tank and would really like to turn it into a vivarium housing a small aquatic turtle such as a mud or musk turtle. I have a screen lid and adequate lighting, I'm just unsure how to go about designing and building it. I'd like to be a "biotope" of sorts native to my area, southwest Florida. We have a myriad of bog type aquatic plants and I think it could be made into something pretty cool with minimal expense. Ideas for designs and how I could go about doing so would be much appreciated! Also, ideas for substrate? I'm aware the turtle would eat any fish put into the tank but other species that may be compatible I'm all ears for as well. Thanks!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 05:51 PM
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There was somebody who had a real nice little riparium setup for mud turtles. There was a journal here for it and I went to look for it, but couldn't find it.

Mud turtles are real nice for a setup like this because they are mostly aquatic and don't need much of a land area and they are small and less likely to trample plants.
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Before stocking the tank keep this in mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8rU-bLYM7Y&feature=kp
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 08:04 PM
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hydrophyte,
Is this the link you are referring to? https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=192861&page=2
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