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Shark Update

Discussion in 'Turtles' started by MyImmortalWolf, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. MyImmortalWolf

    MyImmortalWolf Elite Member

    So I ended up getting him a 75 gallon glass tank and a much more powerful filter (yay), and I am planning on adding on a land area at some point. Probably just a rubbermaid tub full of rocks with a ramp up to it, unless I can convince my dad to help me make a big wood land area that can be planted and have substrate and be all fancy, lol. In the meantime, Shark's tank is now looking pretty bare! Any ideas as to turtle enrichment?
  2. Darkbird

    Darkbird Moderator Staff Member

    I still favour very bare setups. I've tried almost everything over the years, and turtles inevitably demolish everything. I'm actually considering pouring a giant one piece cement island for mine because they keep knocking the ramp off what I have them using now. Just haven't figured out how to make it hollow so that it can be moved, lol.
  3. MyImmortalWolf

    MyImmortalWolf Elite Member

    In other news: He's now decided that collards are okay, finally. Up until this point, the only green he'd eat was lettuce, and I'm very happy.

    Also: He's extremely destructive when he's bored and picks and pulls at any loose bits of anything he can find, so a bare setup won't work too well.
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  4. NettleJellies

    NettleJellies Member

    Giving them rocks to climb has always been a good way of enrichment for me! They seem to love to look around the tank and try to find pieces of food, so allowing them to have more of an interesting terrain helps a lot. You could also try aquatic plants, but I'm still figuring out which ones are edible. Having aquatic plants seems to just be a really pretty and fun way to vary their diet while giving them something to tear at.

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