What is a good way to keep a aquatic turtle. I got my son a female RES a few weeks back, shes about 4-5" in diameter(she is about to turn 5, yes chinatown find, however I acquired her thru a coworker) I got a 40B for her sunday and am wondering the most efficient lower maintenance route to take.
From name brand down to DIY please toss me some ideas. I dont like having rocks in there cause it hides all the nasty stuff. Is bare bottom ok? what about a land mass?
Lighting? rule of thumb for water changes? how to do water changes?(dump and scrub every time or PWC
Thanks in advance.