I've been doing my research on various aquatic turtles, and have done my research on the anatomy of these guys (which alone completely interests me) and how they're very different from the common snapper, as well as diet, adult size and such. Got a question regarding water, though it may seem pretty straight-forward per all the articles on aquatic turtles out there. Apparently, these guys in particular don't actually come out to bask such as sliders (which I've not owned, but researched as well for comparison), but rather perch themselves on a shallow ledge beneath the water where they can rest and raise their snout for air. My info tells me that these guys like their water very murky in the wild, and the less visible they are = the more hidden they feel = the less stressed they will be. Problem is, in a tank, murk = death in pretty much every article I've read. So I guess my question is, exactly how do I set up the water specifically for an alligator snapper? I see YouTubes of these tanks where the water is crystal clear, which is completely polar to the info I've read. Any experience out there on this site with these particular turtles? And yes, I'm aware of the pump power requirements per gallon in regard to turtles - needs to be strong enough for AT LEAST 3x the gallons of water actually used (not gallons the tank can hold), as well as being triple-stage filtration. EDIT: I was in "Tortoises" when I thought to post this, please forgive my lack of attention. Should have posted in "Turtles."