Equipment Review and Discussion :: My "aquarium" has a warning - "do not fill wi

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:51 pm   

sounds like it's the 'zilla critter cage - that was really meant for lizards, tortoises, perhaps snakes -

zilla makes tanks specifically for aquatic turtles too.

i would not fill a tank that's clearly labeled "do not fill with water."

you could end up with a mess on your hands.

maybe you can take it back and get a refund as they sold it to you under false pretenses.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:05 am   Re: My "aquarium" has a warning - "do not fill wi

IM IN THE SAME BOAT.
I teach middle school science and one of my students brought his turtle in to be the classroom turtle. When the pandemic happened I took the turtle home. I went to Petsmart and basically bought a 40 gallon kit, it came with the basics for semi aquatic turtles. I wasn’t expecting to have him for long and have had turtles before so I was like okay this is good, I’ll adjust if I need to. It’s been seven months and I was cleaning his tank yesterday and saw the “critter cage do not fill with water” on the very very bottom under the lip. I thought “you’ve got to be kidding me. I keep about 25 gallons in it and I haven’t had any issues yet. It is making me worried though since I’ve found out. The 40 gallon tank seems like a good width for him I’m looking at other tanks and they seem more narrow.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:19 pm   Re: My "aquarium" has a warning - "do not fill wi

Look for a “breeder” tank as those are wider than standard tanks. Also, plastic tubs work well too, if not better. They’re great when the turtles are still small.
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