Moving to a new home can be a stressful process for turtles. Suddenly you’ve gone from a pond or a tiny tank to a brand new environment and a strange, new caretaker. You owe it to your turtle to make their new living arrangements as comfortable as possible! That’s where turtle habitats come into play. If you’re looking to build the perfect habitat for your new turtle, we’ve found the perfect supplies to get you started.
Tetra designed their Viquarium with turtles in mind, and it shows! The gorgeous, lifelike filtration system perfectly mimics the ideal environment for your turtle and fits tanks as big as 55 gallons.
Pros and cons
Our experts found the quality of this Viquarium to be absolutely outstanding. One of the first things we noticed was the construction quality of this habitat set. The cliff-like structure is made from durable clay. The shape helps to create a stunning, natural-looking waterfall effect all turtles enjoy. Additionally, each component is easy to set up and care for. However, we found water levels must be kept low and filter results may vary.
Tetra remains number one with this decorative rock-shaped filter! It provides both crystal-clear water filtration and a cool place for your turtle to bask. We especially love the waterfall.
Pros and cons
Tetra’s decorative reptile filter is meant to fit in aquariums as big as 55 gallons. Our experts ranked it so highly due to its high-quality construction and beautiful, lifelike aesthetic. Your turtle will love spending their days perching on top of its wide, cozy cliffs. While this filter is definitely gorgeous and functional, it may not prove powerful enough to clean your turtle’s habitat all by itself. We suggest supplementing with an additional filter.
The Exo Turtle Cliff comes equipped with a handy three-stage filtration system, and is large enough to hide heaters, circulate water, and provide a comfortable daily habitat for your turtle.
Pros and cons
Our team of experts ranks this filter as providing ample, reliable function at a relatively affordable price point. The filter can be a bit weak if you have a large tank or more than one turtle, but it gets the job done quite well if you’re trying to maintain a modest-sized habitat. It provides a great space for your turtle to bask—though it may be a bit slippery for them at times!
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