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Newport Aquarium biologist, Jen Hazeres, with loggerhead sea turtle, Shack, before he enters his new, bigger tank. Shack now weighs 2.5 pounds.
Besides cleaning properly and regularly, you can adopt some other proactive measures to prevent gnats from setting up camp. Remove and clean substrates such as rocks, pebbles, plastic plants and floating turtle docks as needed. If you use real plants in your turtle tank, replace them before they start to decompose. If you place any fruits or vegetables in your turtle's aquarium for him to eat, remove them if he does not eat them within a few hours. Having a separate feeding tank also helps prevent gnats.
Protective barriers like screen covers can help keep out gnats and other insects when placed on the top of your turtle aquarium, but only if you get the right kind. When shopping for a cover for your aquarium, do not shop for solid covers made of glass or plastic. Louvered plastic won't work, either: The cover has to have tiny holes, such as a screen, to promote air circulation and leave out the miniscule bugs. Without holes, the temperature and humidity in the tank with increase and create a dangerous environment for your turtle.
Aquatic Turtle Aquariums are Safe and Healthy Habitats for Your Pet.
What Size of Aquarium Do You Need for a Turtle
*Note: Buying pre-formed ponds is a great way to save a lot of money. This one we listed is 86 gallons of water! That’s pretty large which is great for a couple of turtles. These are cheaper than fish aquariums. The only downside is finding a spot for the pond liner.Aquatic turtles rarely enjoy being handled; in fact, most have a well-developed flight instinct. For these turtles, anything that moves is a potential predator, and they view your hand reaching into the aquarium as a predator attacking. Therefore, aquatic turtles should be viewed as decorative pets, much like tropical fish.Your turtle will live in water and that water will get very dirty. This is where a fish aquarium filter comes in to save you. Instead of having to change that water all the time, you use the filter to do the dirty work for you. Turtles are dirty pets so the bigger the filter the better. Warning- these can sometimes be expensive.. but save a lot of time down the road and help keep your water clean.Empty the tank you plan on using for your turtle tank. Do not use any chemicals when it comes to washing the tank. Pure water is the only think you want to use. Buy aquarium safe sponges from pet stores to wash out your aquarium. Scotch brite pads and similar abrasive like pads scratch glass and then in those cracks like crazy. Just rinse and rub with pure water. Keeping it as simple as possible eliminates unwanted additives to your tank.