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Posted by rdgv on November 02, 2002 at 15:49:20:
In Reply to: Florida Softshell gravel and set-up posted by kevin76bt on October 29, 2002 at 21:00:50:
: I recently received a Baby Florida Softshell. My bother said the best set-up for it now would be this 10 gallon turtle tank, Whisper power Filter, heat/UV light. He bought me all this stuff with the turtle. Today I got the substrate from him. It is called Seachem Onyx Fracted Porous Substrate. It seems too rough for such a smooth turtle. Too sharp maybe. If I can figure out how to put the pics of the tank and stuuf on here, I will. He is using the same stuff for his softshell and says his burries itself in it and seems to be fine. Is this the right set-up. Half water, half land? I know A 10 gallon is small, but it will do for a little while. Help me!
if you think it is at all too sharp it probably is. Sharp gravel will cut up the skin of a softshell and lead to infections. You would be better off using fine sand. nothing with sharp edges.