The following are pictures of turtle set-ups with Creative Commons licenses I found in Flickr.com. The owners of these photos are in no way affiliated with this website, Pet Turtles And More.

These turtle owners truly love their turtles, however many of these tanks have the following:




  • don’t have enough water (do not have the recommended 10 gallons of water for every inch of turtle shell)
  • are overstocked, too many animals and not enough water
  • have gravel which:
    • arguably is not recommended for pet turtles as they can and will ingest them which could lead to impaction
    • Unarguably, gravel contributes to a dirtier tank and poorer water quality unless cleaning is done regularly
  • have inadequate filtration, i.e. submersible or hang-on filters which are too weak for a turtle tank

clean turtle set up

turtle setup with goldfish

aquatic turtle setup

basking turtle setup

small undersized turtle setup
Where’s the turtle?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/braindamaged217/
/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

basking turtle setup
I like the look of the driftwood on top of the tank
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilmungo/
/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

crickets in a turtle tank setup

nature looking turtle aquarium
Beautiful naturalistic tank. The turtle is at the lower right corner.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anikascreations/
/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

small setup of a diamondback terrapin
The tank is nice! I like the look of rimless, cornerless tanks. But it’s way too small for a diamond back terrapin (the turtle looks like a DBT – correct me if I’m wrong)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/denn/
/ CC BY-SA 2.0

nice turtle tank placement in an apartment
Can’t see the the tank or turtle too well here. The apartment looks interesting though
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fish2000/
/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

turtle aquarium tank setup picture
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxalis37/
/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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