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Discussion in 'General Aquaponics Discussion USA & Canada' started by kiertin.young, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. kiertin.young

    kiertin.young New Member

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    I just wanted to know what your opinion would be on a turtle in my fish tank.
    I have one in there along with my fish and I find he chases my fish around nipping at them. But since I started the siphon he's been loving the waterfall and he loves playing under it. It also keeps him from nipping. But I imagine that's going to get old soon. I'm afraid he's gonna start nipping again. One guy suggested that I get another Turtle so he has someone to play with. So what I'm wondering is what would this do for my grow op? Does anyone have any comments on this?

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  2. Murray

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    Turtles are big poopers and usually make a mess. I have never kept one but other members report this.
     
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    Turtles also carry salmonella bacteria, which is why you're supposed to wash your hands very very thoroughly after handling them - if you're planning to eat anything out of that growbed, best to move the turtle to his own tank! If it's just going to be ornamental plants and flowers, that wouldn't be an issue.

    (Also, does your turtle have a dry area where he can climb out, and a UV light?)
     

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