Custom Turtle Tank - how hard would this be to fabricate?? : Aquariums
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Midwest Custom Aquariums’ tanks are guaranteed for a lifetime against leakage due to manufacturer’s defect. They are built from thicknesses proven to hold up well over time. We will not quote a tank built with thinner materials just to reduce cost or make a sale. The single biggest factor you can do as a consumer when looking for a new tank is ask about acrylic thickness, and make sure you are comparing apples to apples when getting quotes from multiple fabricators. Purchasing a tank built from an inferior thickness to save money is probably the biggest mistake you could make, as there is a good chance it will be much more expensive in the long run. If the fabricator doesn’t specify, make sure to ask.
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I want to get some ideas for my next pet turtle habitat. I have used a 55 gallon aquarium in the past but I want more ground surface area than what an aquarium has to offer. I want the turtle to have the most ground space as possible. What are some good ideas here. Plan on getting some red eared sliders or painted turtles. Would appreciate some help. I could maybe custom make something but don’t have a ton of tools. Prefer something to just buy.Maybe you can utilize your woodworking skills to build a custom turtle cage. These work super well for tortoises due to the fact of them not needing a large amount of water. Turtles like red eared sliders need more water and building a custom aquatic tank is pretty difficult. Although… I have seen turtle owners build custom wood tanks combined with fish aquariums to create super “natural” like habitats. Your craftiness skills are the limit with what you can build. Above, I have shared some cool images I could find. Gives you a good idea of what others have done.*Awarded Answer

I can tell you are a great pet owner because your trying to get the “most surface area” for your turtle. And you are right about aquariums only giving the turtle so much space. I gotta say though… an aquarium is much better then what I’ve seen some kids put their turtles in. A 55 gallon aquarium is a descent size but custom making a cage is by far superior.
I think some of you forget that a lot of us are females and we don’t have these building skills like some of you Men do. And half of our husbands are so busy with fixing things around the house at having them build a custom enclosure or a cage would be asking them to move mountains. My husband is literally so busy with things around the house and in his garage that he doesn’t have even half the amount of time that he needs to do it all. So most of us are stuck just buying fish aquariums and utilizing them to the best of our ability. They do make these little devices that you can build and install them on top of the aquarium so that that can be the land portion for the turtle in the entire aquarium can be at the aquatic portion.
What makes a huge difference is having the habitat as BIG AS POSSIBLE. That way feces, uneaten , and decay has less power to pollute the water. I used to use fish aquariums for my pet turtles but then I looked into making custom aquariums at old water out of wood. What you do is build a wooden box with one side of that made out of plexiglass and you seal the entire thing using an epoxy.Most commonly kept turtle species, like red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) and painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) have similar space requirements. While hatchling and juvenile turtles can be adequately housed in 20- to 40-gallon aquariums, most adult turtles should be provided with about 125 gallons of space per turtle. When constructing a custom habitat, provide each adult with at least eight square feet of space and 12 to 18 inches of water depth. Adjust the habitats size to match the species; smaller turtles, like musk turtles (Sternotherus odoratus) will need slightly less space, while larger species like snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) or softshelled turtles (Trionyx sp.) will require slightly larger enclosures.