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Tetra 25905 Decorative Reptile Filter for Aquariums up to 55 Gallons

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  • A turtle aquarium can be a beautiful addition to a home if set up properly. Normally, an aquarium would consist of water and land for your pet turtle. All these elements symbolize the constant flow of water, or luck, into your home; the sturdiness of land; and long life, as represented by the turtle.

    Most people keep their pet turtles in aquariums but that doesn’t mean you have to. Anything that holds a lot of water will work. Large tubs, plastic pond liners, and anything you can think of. Aquariums are the most popular because you can watch your pet turtles through the tank inside your house and they are easy to buy and setup.

  • If you add decorations, clean them first before you put them in. Make sure they are not made of poisonous material or sprayed with insecticides. Try not to place them in the middle of the tank, around the turtle’s water area, or in corners where the turtle could get stuck if it passes through. Do not use materials smaller than the turtle’s mouth, or else the turtle will swallow it. Additionally, do not put sharp or pointed objects in the turtle aquarium.

    The water in the tank should be clean. Since turtles are messy animals, you will need to change the water every 45 days or so. Use a water-filtration system, which can help clean the water, and give you more time between water changes. To prevent bad bacteria and shell and skin diseases on your pet, add a teaspoon of salt for every 4-5 liters of water you put in the turtle aquarium.

  • After the water and land areas are in place, you can add the lights. Turtles need heat and UV rays for calcium metabolization. You can get the proper basking lights and other reptile lamps in stores. Although turtles need natural sunlight, do not place the turtle aquarium directly under the sun because this can cause faster algae growth. Besides, the glass on windows filters 95% of the UV rays. Your turtle will hardly get anything.

75 Gallon Turtle Aquarium Need Help With Water!

Turtles are fast becoming a very popular pet and they are being kept indoors in their own turtle aquarium where the outside climate isn’t suitable for them. Due to the fact that they are a relatively new pet to be housed by many people, knowledge of keeping them in the best condition can be limited and there are only a few keepers that have had any length of experience with them so hopefully this article will help to answer any questions that may arise when deciding whether or not to keep these beautiful pets or how to house them properly in a well set up turtle aquarium.