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    Plants for red eared sliders

    Does anyone know what kind of plants are best for a red eared's tank? I'm "remodeling," and I want to add some plants.






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    Welcome to HC!

    What's your setup like? The plants will depend on lights and substrate. Water lillies would be good but you'll need high light. Water lettuce is another good option but both will depend on your setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chronicfatigue
    Welcome to HC!

    What's your setup like? The plants will depend on lights and substrate. Water lillies would be good but you'll need high light. Water lettuce is another good option but both will depend on your setup.

    Well, Red Eared Sliders do need UVB lighting so the plants would thrive with that. Of course whatever plants you put in there will be dug out knocked around and of course eaten eventually....When I had my red eared sliders years ago, I kept the tank simple and plain for ease of cleaning....my entertainment came from the turtle's antics....they do have a lot of personality dont they??? Good luck and Welcome! ....Lyn
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    When i had my Red Eared she started off with water lettuce, and quickly devourd it. then i switched to fake plants, but within a week i found she had managed to suctioncup on of them to her shell! after that i kept her tank simple, i think she had her fill of plants scuttling threw the grass in my back yard after that anyway. =^.^=

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    Hey, and welcome to the HCN!

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    Like the others said, whatever plants you put in there will more than likely be dug up and knocked around, and the turtles will probably try and eat them since they are omnivorous. However, if you still wish to try it, just make sure the plants are not poisonous to the turtles, such as the water lettuce and lilies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyn
    Well, Red Eared Sliders do need UVB lighting so the plants would thrive with that.
    What I was going for is whether it is fluroescent tubes or a VHO lamp such as a halide, a fluro can't grow nearly as much as a halide, which would be needed for the lillies.

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    Thanks!

    Thanks you guys for all the help. I have had them for a while, and I had a very simple setup before, but I just got them a new tub, and I wantd to make it look cool.

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    What I do, is get any (edible) water-plants you like, and arange them as you like. even if they do not thrive, they get eaten before they die and muck the tank up

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