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Wanted - Regular Supply of Val

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Hi Folks,

Anyone in the Springfield/Redbank (Qld) area that regularly has Vallisneria and Elodea? My short-necked turtle goes through about one a week and I can get them but have to drive a bit of distance.

Cheers, Adam.

 

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Try him on lettuce or Chinese greens like bok-choy. Duckweed is extremely easy to grow but gets messy. Fruit shop for over ripe items - water melon, apple, etc.

There are a few creeks which have lots of val & elodea if you wanted wheel barrows full but as they need high nutrient water, this usually means sewage upstream and you would need to treat against parasites (fairly easy process).

 

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A short term bath with Alum, kondies crystals, salt or copper sulfate to remove potential parasites. If you are adding to a frozen food mix, the freezing process will rupture all protozoa and eggs.

If you explore the streams or water bodies that have permanent water, you will find plants. 

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