Many people like to keep pets. They sure are nice to keep and their presence is comforting. In fact, some people claims that having pets really helped them to de-stress. It’s just one of the advantages of taking care of animals. When talking about pets, I guess most of us are thinking about dogs or cats or any animals which are commonly taken cared of by people. But there are some of us who prefer to have not so common pets. There are definitely a lot of animals which rightly fits this definition. And a turtle is one of them. If you have a penchant for taking care of turtles, then you’ll agree that giving them a good place to hang about is certainly a must. For starters, you should first consider the turtle tank where your pets would be kept safely.
Turtle tanks are the most important equipment needed if you plan to build terrariums for turtles. These tanks need to be made of strong materials that can withstand water pressure. Turtle tanks also have to be big enough to accommodate your turtle, yet still look good in wherever corner of the room you put it.
Regardless of the turtle tanks’ shape, you will have to calculate its size based upon the mature size of your turtle if you don’t want to have to buy a new tank every year. For every additional turtle, increase the turtle tank’s dimensions by more than half of its current dimension. The minimum land area dimension for turtle tanks are one and a half times the length of the turtle in diameter. The area is not required to be circular, but it should accommodate the diameter of the turtle.
If you plan to add big stones or decorations, you will also have to increase the size of the tank. This will prevent the decorations from obstructing or reducing the swimming area available to the turtle.
Along with water for the swimming area, your turtle tanks will also need land, since turtles are creatures that religiously bask in the sun. The land area is vital. Every water turtle needs a land area on which she can climb. You can build the land area from bricks, rocks, wood. Another important thing to keep in mind is that the turtle tank must be set up in a place away from direct sunlight, but don’t keep it too hidden too.
Don’t forget that the water filtration is essential. You should be very careful when you choose the tank filter because it should be strong enough for the size of your tank. The turtle needs to have a specific water temperature in its tank. So you should also buy a water heater. You’ll also need a thermometer so you can know all the time the exact temperature of your turtle tank.
Turtle tanks are available in lots of glass materials. Regular plate glass is used in modern aquariums. They are also cheaper than the alternatives. Low-iron glass is more expensive than regular plate glass. Whatever material it’s made from, a turtle tank will provide a clear view so you can appreciate the contents of the tank and you can keep an eye on your adorable pets.