Rearranged the turtle tank

October 5, 2007 at 4:09 pm 4 comments

I wanted to give the turts more water to swim in. I bought some UVC pipes and attached them under the Zilla basking ramp with some aquarium rock epoxy. Then I moved the small internal filter and heater to the back wall and stacked them up for the ramp to rest on.

When it was all set-up, I noticed that the PVC pipes were big enough for the turtles to fall into and that they might get stuck inside and drown, so I stuffed some unused aquarium air tubes in them.

With the basking spot a lot higher than before, I got worried that they might be too close to the heat/uv bulb. I put to use a lamp stand to raise the lamp higher.

The tank now looks incredibly different, and the turts certainly enjoying having more swimming room…


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jonatan  |  March 20, 2009 at 8:22 am

    That was the most mechanical and boring turtle tank setup i’ve ever seen.
    make it as natural as possible for your turtle even if it’s harder to keep clean.
    but thats your responsibility as a turtle owner.

  • 2. forlogos  |  March 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    yes, that setup wasn’t nice. You should see how I’ve changed and upgraded the turtle setup. See the tank at

  • 3. giovanni vincent  |  April 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    looks like a tornado hit. my point is it looks terrible

  • 4. forlogos  |  April 6, 2009 at 3:19 am

    yes, it did look terrible. I did that change so that the turtles can have more room and more water, which is preferable to a better looking tank but with much less water.

    I’ve since gotten a newer tank that is both much bigger and is set-up much nicer. See it at


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