I have a tank setup with land on one side of the tank and water the other. I would like to setup the land side but i don't know what kind of substrate to put down on top of the dirt that is already there? I would also like to put some plants in the tank. What kind of plants can i put in with red ear sliders?
I have a tank setup with land on one side of the tank and water the other. I would like ... like to put some plants in the tank. What kind of plants can i put in with red ear sliders?

I will offer my own opinion here, and one you probably won't like but should consider. Your turtle tank is very likely to be a real bear to clean, with water getting on the land side, and worse, land getting on the water side. The plants will probably get torn up by the turtle. I haven't seen too many people set up sliders in a "display tank" fashion (i.e. aesthetically pleasing). This isn't to say it can't be done, but your enjoyment of the setup may be dampened by the length of time spent keeping it looking pretty. )

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I have a tank setup with land on one side ... of plants can i put in with red ear sliders?

I will offer my own opinion here, and one you probably won't like but should consider. Your turtle tank is ... but your enjoyment of the setup may be dampened by the length of time spent keeping it looking pretty. Emotion: smile

I've noticed that even most zoos don't bother with much of a land habitat for water turtles for that very reason. ;-)

I think it'd take a very large habitat to do it right, like perhaps a secure outdoor pond.
K.

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