Turtles are great pets to have. They are small, cute and are very low maintenance. They also reproduce fast and don’t make any noises. They also feed on feeds and plants so it is not difficult to feed them. Many people nowadays have turtles for pets. But before deciding on getting a pet turtle, it is important that you study the habitat of the turtle first. You can look at a certain spot where turtles reside and study them. You will be needing these facts and observations when you start creating your own turtle tank.
A turtle tank is a turtle habitat. This is where pet turtles reside and are being kept. This is otherwise known as a turtle aquarium.
A turtle tank is totally different from a fish aquarium, though. Since turtles grow bigger than fishes, the size of the aquarium is way bigger too. A turtle tank is considered a very important consideration in keeping turtles as pets. It is said that the best tanks are the long breeder tanks wherein the depth of the water should be a little more than the depth of the turtle so that when it flips over, it won’t get drowned. Thus, it must be kept in mind that the size of the turtle tank must just be enough. It must not be too big for the turtle and must not be too small for it.
It is also recommended that the water in the turtle tank should have a good and strong filter. It isn’t enough to have this though. Even if the filter in your turtle tank is strong, it is still important that you change the water every now and then. Turtles could be really messy creatures and they tend to mix their waste materials with the water.
The turtle tank must also be equipped with a heavy lid and fluorescent light. It is also important that the fluorescent light has a timer so that the heat or the temperature inside the tank could be set and adjusted. This will be good for the turtles.
The insides of the tank must have adequate amount of sand and water so that the turtle can have a dry place to rest on. You have to make sure too that there are no sharp edges on planks and divisions so that the turtle won’t be hurt.
Also position the plank or the place where the turtle would possibly dry itself closer to the sunlight. This will be quite good for the turtle and it will be dried up easily. This dry spot or area of the turtle tank also serves as a nest to the female turtle. She can nest her eggs here and avoid them from getting wet.
Decorate your turtle tank too. Although the turtle won’t be able to appreciate this, your turtle tank will look beautiful from the outside. It will also be a beautiful for display purposes. Don’t put more plants in the turtle tank. This will only make the turtle tank look messy and the turtle will just eat it. You could probably add design and style to your turtle tank by adding colorful rocks and stones. This will make the tank look attractive.