Originally Posted by absolutangel04
I am actually looking into doing a very easy version of this. Air plants are pretty much awesome. I just never seem to have enough focus combined with enough available extra income. I ended up with a spare 2.5g tank that I can't fill with water (reptile tank, not fish tank). Granted, a larger one would be better, but hey, I will take what I can get! Unless I get a new animal at the reptile convention this weekend....
Go native- costs next to nothing, my husband gets everything he needs for his turtle palludarium from the riverbed where he was rescued from. Homer, the blind in one eye old timer musk turtle, was dying of leech infestation, starvation and old age when he was found and brought to us. He is now a hand fed turtle geezer who loves to snap at the dither fish and gibbeceps that he resides with. Fortunately for the ditherers he only has one functional eye and cannot hunt to save his life, hence he was brought to us starving and infested. This isn't ideal for this discussion, though, but tadpoles and small net caught juvenile native fish lend themselves nicely to the cause.... It also gives you a great opportunity to get to know your surroundings and get out of the house a little bit.
Note- I would not recommend taking on rescued animals without having some experience in it first through volunteering at a local shelter or with an exotic pet pro and a ton of time and motivation.
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