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Zoo Med 20 Gallon ReptiHabitat™ Aquatic Turtle Kit

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Every reptile owner starts somewhere, obtaining everything you need from scratch can often be overwhelming and stressful. There are many starter kits available to choose from on the market, when choosing one that will suit your choice of pet it's crucial to ensure that whatever you decide it is from a reputable supplier such as Zoo Med. The Zoo Med ReptiHabitat™ range is an excellent choice for new owners; they come with a variety of different equipment and pieces to cover pretty much everything that you may need to get started. It is always vital to bear in mind that all reptiles, amphibians, snakes, spiders, and whatever else you might pick to be your companion have different needs.

Always do your research and ensure that conditions are as close to where they need to be, although starter kits can give you a great base to start from, some may need some extra tweaking to get them to be perfect for your beloved pet. 

The ReptiHabitat™ Aquatic Turtle Kit is a great starter kit for new Aquatic Turtle keepers, or keeping a variety of turtle hatchlings. This kit has everything your need to get started!


  • 20 Gallon Terrarium (30″ x 12″ x 12″) with sliding screen top.

Sturdy 20 gallon glass terrarium with a sliding screen top, perfect for your aquatic turtle hatchlings.

Liquid crystal thermometer for all types of enclosures. Ranges from 70° to 105° F (21° to 40° C) with easy to read crystal coloring.

Zoo Med’s Turtle Clean 318 Submersible Filter (TC-20) is the perfect filter for Turtle tanks! This filter is designed to be the go-to filter for Turtle tanks up to 30 gallons. It also works great for filtering Box Turtle “ponds” or aquatic Amphibian tanks. The 318 Filter provides a combination of Mechanical, Chemical, and Biological filtration, and is fully submersible with easy to change filter cartridges. Dual intake ports help prevent clogging from debris.


- Packet of Activated Carbon

- Filter sponges (2)


The Zoo Med Turtle Dock® and Turtle Pond Dock® are unique floating docks for aquatic turtles to bask on. A self-leveling feature automatically adjusts to all water levels. The submerged ramp allows Turtles easy access to a dry basking area for maximum exposure to heat and UVB lamps. Available in multiple sizes to easily accommodate any size aquatic Turtle.


The Repti Tuff™ is a heavy duty, “splash-proof” halogen lamp. For use with all types of aquatic turtles and other aquatic terrarium pets. They are long-lasting and available in a variety of sizes.


The Mini Deep Dome Lamp Fixture features an extra long reflector dome that extends beyond the face of the lamp, preventing the lamp from “sticking out”.

- Ceramic socket: for use with lamps up to 100 watts.

- Polished aluminum dome for maximum light and heat output.

- Deep Dome extends beyond the face of the lamp, preventing the lamp from “sticking out”.


The award-winning, industry standard UVB lamp for reptiles. A full 5% UVB output allows vitamin D3 synthesis to occur naturally, preventing or reversing Metabolic Bone Disease and other health problems in Turtles and Tortoises, Bearded Dragons, Iguanas, and all other diurnal reptiles. The ReptiSun® 5.0 is effective for UVB induced photo conversion of vitamin D3 in reptile’s skin at distances up to 12″. Accept no substitutes; get the original reptile UVB lamp – Zoo Med’s ReptiSun® 5.0!


The ReptiSun® Terrarium Hoods are low profile hoods designed to hold one T8 size linear fluorescent lamp. The ReptiSun® Terrarium Hoods feature a built-in reflector which allows for deeper penetration of visible light and UVB into your terrarium.

- Convenient on/off switch.


How to care for your water turtles.


The first instant terrarium water conditioner. Great for reptile water bowls, chameleon drip water systems, amphibian enclosures, and aquatic turtle tanks. ReptiSafe® removes chloramines and chlorine, detoxifies ammonia and nitrites, and provides essential ions and electrolytes which help to hydrate newly acquired animals. Also stimulates slime coat development in amphibians and fish.


The #1 aquatic turtle food has gone “natural” and is now available in 3 pellet sizes and protein levels (Hatchling, Growth and Maintenance Formulas). Each has been scientifically formulated to meet the dietary requirements of aquatic turtles at each of their life stages. The Growth and Maintenance formulas meet the dietary requirements of growing and adult aquatic turtles. Our pellets float making it easier for aquatic turtles, who prefer eating at the water surface, to locate their food.


Zoo Med’s Large Sun-Dried Red Shrimp are an excellent high-quality, protein rich food ideal for large aquatic turtles and large size freshwater or marine aquarium fish and invertebrates. Fish and turtles typically show an increase in weight and vigor within only a few days of feeding. Whether used as a staple food or an occasional treat, Zoo Med’s Sun-Dried Red Shrimp provide a nutritional boost to any feeding regimen.


Turtle Bone™ is a natural floating source of calcium for all species of aquatic and terrestrial turtles and tortoises. Turtle Bone™ provides habitat enrichment and supplementary calcium on an “as needed” basis, and the rough edible surface helps prevent overgrown beaks as well as curb unwanted chewing behavior.



1. Can I use this for something other than a turtle?

Technically you could use the terrarium, but the equipment that comes with it is for turtles so it would be a waste of money, there are other starter kits that are meant for specific species.


2. Is the terrarium waterproof?

The terrarium is watertight so will not leak.


3. Can I use this kit for my terrapins?

This kit can be used for any small aquatic turtles including terrapins.


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