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Aug 26, 2008
Setting Up A Turtle Aquarium

When people think about an aquarium, they usually think about tropical fish or saltwater fish. However, aquariums are not just for fish. A turtle aquarium is a really neat thing to have in one?s home. Not only are they fun to watch, they are also very educational to care for and clean. Setting up an aquarium is not always easy. It takes a lot of steps that are important to the turtle?s health and well-being. Here are a few steps on how to set up the perfect turtle aquarium.

Choose The Right Aquarium

When choosing a turtle aquarium, one must think about what type of turtle will be living in the aquarium. Most turtles can live comfortable in a 20-gallon tank or larger. If you are unsure about which aquarium size would be most appropriate, you should do some research on the type of turtle that you want and see what its adult size is going to be. Once you know this, then you can decide on which size turtle aquarium you will need.

Interior Turtle Design

There are a few things that a turtle will need inside their turtle aquarium to be comfortable. Some turtles like water. So, if you have a water turtle, you will need to have a turtle aquarium that is part water and part land. In this case, fill the tank half full of water. Then place some rocks and sticks that come up above the water so that the turtle has a place to come and sit out of the water. You will also need a heat light and food bowls to get started.

If you have a land turtle, you will not need to add swimming water to the turtle aquarium. You should line the bottom of the turtle aquarium with some outdoor carpet. You can add a heat rock or a heat light and some food bowls. Make sure the turtle has enough room to walk around the turtle aquarium. You can also add a stick or other rocks, but do not add things that are too high. The other decorations should be things the turtle can put his feet on, not really to climb on.

A turtle aquarium is a fun and exciting hobby and it is a nice addition to any home. Having a pet turtle is very rewarding in many ways. It is fun to watch and care for any type of turtle. If you have water turtles, your turtle aquarium will require more frequent cleaning. Land turtles tend to be messier with their foods. Each turtle has its own characteristics. Therefore, you need to pay close attention to how you set up your turtle aquarium.
About the Author
Charlie Reese likes having his own aquarium and Charlie works with aquariums on a monthly basis. He likes fish and different fish species.
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