How to Keep Turtle Aquarium Clean and Algae Free

Help! My turtle aquarium get algae way too fast and needs to be cleaned. How do I keep my turtle aq2uarium algae free?

The aquarium currently has a filter, but the algae build-up causes it to get clogged. The only current way to really keep the tank clean is to periodically remove the turtle, dismantle and clean the filter parts, scrub out the aquarium, wash all the stones inside, and refill with fresh water. This is a real pain.

The most important thing you can do is to get a heavy duty filter. Filters are generally made for fish aquariums so if you have a 10 gallon turtle tank, you should get a filter for a 30 or 40 gallon tank.
Caring for Turtles

There are also lots of additives that you can put in the water that will help keep the water clean, but make sure that you get the kind for turtles and not for fish as the chemicals are different. Browse the reptile section of your local pet store. I used something called “Turtle Clean.”

Having made theses recommendations, you most likely will still have to do partial water changes once a week, and a full water change every month and a half. This can be a lot of work, but it’s worth it to make sure your pet turtle is healthy. See the video below for additional thoughts on keeping your turtle aquarium clean and algae free.

how to keep turtle aquarium clean and algae free

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