7 Turtle Tanks for Beginners

Posted on June 14 2024, By: Aquarium Dimensions

7 Turtle Tanks for Beginners

It can be a bit daunting to set up a turtle tank, but there are several kits and models available to newbies. Check these out.

Tetra Deluxe 20-Gallon Aquatic Turtle Kit (pictured above)

The Tetra Deluxe Aquatic Turtle Kit is one of the best choices for beginners. The size of this tank is 20 gallons, which is just perfect for starters.

The kit contains all the necessary accessories like a decorative quiet filter, basking platform, two heat lamps for warmth, three-stage filtration system to keep the water clean, and a boxwood plant mat.

Reptile Habitat Aquarium Tank Kit

The Reptile Habitat Aquarium Kit offers a 10-gallon tank, which is a good choice for beginners who wish to own a juvenile turtle along with light decoration.

This product comprises of plastic and glass construction, and a hiding hole for your shelled friend to rest. The basking platform offers sufficient space for your turtle to keep warm beneath the UV heating bulb. It also includes a Tetra Whisper water filter that keeps the water clean.

The only downfall of this kit is its manufacturing problems like heat lamps might not work. You may have to purchase additional accessories, too. Otherwise, it is a complete tank that is affordable and doesn’t take up much space.

Aqueon Basic Kit Aquarium, 10 gallon

The Aqueon Basic 10-Gallon Aquarium Kit offers sturdy glass construction for keeping your shelled friends safe inside. It consists of a Quietflow water filter that keeps the water clean. It also includes two incandescent heating bulbs and a deluxe fluorescent hood.

Exo Terra Allglass Terrarium

This Exo Terra Allglass Terrarium is big, suitable for pet turtles and reptiles. This tank is made up of high-quality materials, including a screened top that allows perforation of a heat lamp to produce a basking spot for your turtle. This tank creates a perfect habitat for your pet.

Tip: install a waterfall feature.

Aqua Culture 10-Gallon Reptile Kit

Turtles aren't reptiles, but the Aqua Culture 10-Gallon Reptile Kit still works well for your shelled friends. It's inexpensive, but the value is still impressive. The tank is made up of sturdy glass, keeping one or two turtles safe.

This kit consists uses a 60-watt dome lamp and measured stair steps for easy climbing toward the basking area. It also provides a hiding spot.

The downside is that you may need to purchase additional accessories.

Zilla Aquatic Turtle Kit

The Zilla Turtle Tank is a unique and beautiful choice for accommodating your pet. This kit offers a tank of 40-gallon capacity, high-quality UVB lighting and heating, a chamfered front, a water conditioner, and an open-top terrarium.

Even with all that, there's still space for decoration, including custom dry and wet areas. You'll need to purchase those extras separately, though.

Tetra 20-Gallon Complete Aquarium Kit

The Tetra Complete Aquarium Kit works well if you have a lot of juvenile turtles. It is a perfect choice for apartments, as it doesn’t take up much space.

This tank uses sturdy glass construction that is resistant to scratches. It has a Tetra UL mini heater system to provide warmth to the turtles, who will be enjoying the included sample foods.

It also features a Tetra Whisper filter and an LED hood that produces a daytime effect. To make it aesthetically pleasing, this tank contains an artificial boxwood plant mat of high quality and plant multipacks.

The only downfall is that it might not be cost-effective, since you may have to buy additional accessories.


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