Turtle Frog

By · Friday, July 24th, 2009

Turtle Frog

A turtle terrarium is ideal if you want to show off your pet and decorate your house, at the same time. It gives your turtle a habitat, and adding to the natural feel of your home.

Step 1: Get a tank

You will have to get a tank large enough to accommodate your turtle, when reaches maturity. The minimum size turtle terrarium should be 3-4 times the length of the turtle, twice the length of the turtle wide and 1.5-2 times the length of the turtle in height. Add 8-12 inches above the highest level the turtle can reach inside the tank so it can not escape.

If you have more of a turtle, increase the dimensions of the tank by 40-60% per turtle.

The tank for turtle terrarium should preferably plexiglass, as ordinary glass produced glare.

Step 2: Prepare the surface water and

Try not to impede the water area for the turtle can swim freely and not to crash or be stuck in the decorations. Place the decorations along the curves in place, covering other turtle terrarium equipment such as filters.

Turtles love to enjoy, so you'll need the earth in the area to rest. This can be done in acrylic, glass, thick wood, plastic, or a large stone. Anchor the earth's surface above the water, with an inclined plane so the turtle can climb on.

Avoid sharp edges or decorations that block the way turtle. Furthermore, no materials are used gravel or other with less than 2 centimeters in diameter.

Step 3: Make sure water you use is clean

The turtles spend much of their time in water. It is where swimming, eating, drinking, and the release of their waste. Over time, the water will be dirty, and this will make the turtle susceptible to disease if left unchanged.

Change aquarium water turtle in a terrarium is a tedious, and it is recommended to be done every 45 days, at least. To keep the water clean between each change, you can use a water filtration system in place.

Also can add a teaspoon of salt in every 4-5 liters of water to prevent harmful bacteria, and Shell and skin diseases.

Step 4: Decorate the tank

Make the turtle habitat a little more familiar by adding decorations so that instead of leaving it bare.

Remember to wash and sterilize pick things off the road before being placed in the tank. Do not add decorations that are Sharp, pointed, or so small that the turtles can swallow.

You can add commercial decorations, driftwood, gravel, plants, shells and stones to your terrarium turtle.

Step 5: Provide adequate lighting

The turtles also enjoy sunbathing, so you will need to adapt to a warming or sun light over the tank. There are several basking lights available in stores. When installing the lights, make sure you focus on the area of land where turtles rest.

Besides the heat, the turtles also need beams UV light for calcium metabolism. UV lamps are also available in stores.

Step 6: Put the tank in a comfortable spot

Do not place the tank next to a window. Although turtles need natural sunlight, sunglasses, window glass filter 95% of UV rays. Display tank water to direct sunlight will also cause algae to grow faster, which means you have to change the water more frequently.

After following these simple steps, your turtle terrarium is ready. But before you put your turtle in the test environment first by allowing the fish children living in the water for a while. This is to check if the water is clean and free of disease. If all is well, you can set your turtle inside tank.

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