Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 1/3/2015

Where can I buy small amounts of river rock for my turtle enclosure such as 5 gallon buck or two?

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

1 Answer


If you have a gravel pit or concrete plant nearby, sometimes they will give away small quantities like a couple of 5 gallon buckets for free - or charge you $5 apiece or so.

You can buy bagged decorative stone (avoid any colored ones or lava rock to avoid poisoning turtle) at some box store pet area, many home improvement box stores, some lumber yards, most plant and landscaping centers. Bulk pet supply stores like PetZoo and Petco also carry decorative aquarium/terrarium stone.

Any rock you get - be sure to wash it several times with warm water (with a LITTLE liquid dish soap and capful of chlorine bleach in first cycle only), mixing it around very well, to get rid of silt and any chemicals adhering to it, and I would then leave it sit in clear water for a day then leave it spread out to air for a couple of days - to be sure you got rid of any contaminants, chemicals, etc.

When you say turtle enclosure - bear in mind if glass, a couple of 5 gallon buckets of rock is likely to break it - aquarium/terrarium "rock" from pet stores are light-weight materials, so unless a solid bottom/side habitt be careful of that.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy