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Sun May 01, 2005 3:54 pm

Has anyone tried putting live plants in there turtle tank?

If so, is it hard to keep them alive? And do you have to do anything special to make them stay alive?

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Sun May 01, 2005 5:07 pm

From what I have read of other posters is that plants rarely stay alive for very long, the turtles either uproot them or they just plain destroy them, If you want the plants for decoration I wouldn't expect them to last very long. :lol: :lol:
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:00 pm

yeah probably they will distroy them..someone posted something about growing plants in a seperate aquarium and how to do it etc..but i don't know where the post is now :?
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:09 pm

It sounds like I'm just gonna stick with the plastics! lol

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Mon May 02, 2005 1:22 pm

good choice cz ur turtle's still a baby so u don't have to worry about feeding it plants from now
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:25 pm

Well I have two hatchlings and a 4" painted. I wanted to plant the 75 gallon for the paint. The babies tank is boring.... lol Oh well
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:27 pm

oh i c..then i'll look for that old post, lol
i'll post it as soon as i find it
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:29 pm

What's the purpose of planting a seperate tank?

Thanks for your help!
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:34 pm

good question! lol i don't know :o

but maybe so u could plant ur tank..it doesn't have to be seperate..it was an easy way and they multiplied really fast as i remember..i don't know where did that post go
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:40 pm

hmmm.... I'll have to read on that.... I heard that you have to put stuff in the tank and also mix something in the gravel as well.... Not fun for cleaning!
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:47 pm

yay finally found it..well ok it's not that easy but worths trying it sometimes :)

check this (btw that's not the one i was talking about but it does..)

http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Articl ... etanks.htm
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Mon May 02, 2005 2:19 pm

Great Thanks!

Wow, that is a great website!
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Tue May 03, 2005 1:25 am

anytime :) yeah i like it and refer to it a lot..it was huge help when my turtle got sick
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I have a planted turtle tank. Like STRAY was talking about before... they usually mess up the plants. Thats why turtles and gold fish never have plants, because the simply eat plants. I wanted to put plants in my turtle tank to provide a nice 'nature' typa feeling and some colorful plants. I also wanted a biological filter in my turtle tank since turtles 'poop' much more than fish, the plants acts as an awesome filter to take the 'poop' as nutrients and filters the water. In order for me to include plants in my 70 gallon turtle tank, I had to create the forbidden garden of Eden. Many different plants have been arranged, but I have put a cage on it so that the turtles can't dig up and eat the plants. Although I also have floatings plants like duck weed and salvania free floating in my tank.... turtles like to eat duck weed.

http://photobucket.com/albums/y223/neus ... interval=3
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