At body temperatures of about 40 to 50°F, most reptiles become sluggish, stop eating, and seek hiding places to get safely through the winter. Many aquatic turtles go into the bottom mud or under the bank where the water is cold but does not freeze.
At the least, where should heater be placed in aquarium?
In your home aquarium, the best location for placing a heater is near the maximum water flow, such as the outlet (or inlet) from the filter, or in the stream of a powerhead. Having water flowing directly past the heater is what quickly and evenly disperses heated water throughout the tank.
In addition, are aquarium heaters dangerous? Being an electrical appliance that produces heat, aquarium heaters are no different from this case. If you take proper precautions and measures before installation, fish tank heaters are perfectly safe. What you as an aquarist need to remember is that fish tanks are usually not built to withstand excessive heat.
You can have them completely submerged in the fish tank without a problem. In fact, all of them have a “minimal water line”. If they do not submerge deep enough, the heater will damage itself once it gets too hot. For these full submersible heaters, you might as well position them entirely in the water.
Can turtles live in tap water?
Do not use tap water for your tank, as tap water contains chlorine and possibly fluoride which can upset the pH balance of your system. De-chlorinated water needs to be used for the swimming area and filtered water for your turtle to drink.
Automatic thermostat maintains water temperature at 78 Fahrenheit.
Plastic cage has openings so that the 8-foot cord can adapt to any direction
Two oversized suction cups provide maximum hold to prevent movement by active reptiles. Appropriate for heating up to 30 gallons of water
Note:Refer user manual below for proper installation and specification.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
Orlushy Mini Aquarium Heater 50W,Small Fish Tank Heaters with LED Digital Temperature Display and External Temperature Controller for Betta Frogs Newts Turtles (50W)
★ 50W Submersible Aquarium Heater is Suitable for 3-10 Gallon.Temperature range: 65°F~93°F（18°C~34°C）, power cord is 5 FT.
★ LED Display Design: LED digital display, External temperature controller,easy to use and Safety.
★ The Digital Smart Aquarium Heater is a heater and thermometer combined into one, eliminating the need for more equipment in smaller tanks.
★ Please be sure that the heater needs to be completely sunk into water, horizontal or vertical fixed in the water cycle better place, and let the working light can be seen as clear as possible.
★ Applicable for freshwater and marine aquariums, aquaculture, glass containers, and hydroponic systems
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Orlushy Submersible Aquarium Heater 100W for Marine Reef Fish Tank Sump
★100W aquarium heater is suitable for 15 to 30 gallons aquariums,Length - 9",voltage 110-120V, power cord is 6ft, please choose the right wattage aquarium heater according to our size chart.
★It shows an area to adjust the temperature. It's not exactly accurate but it turns easy and can be adjusted at small intervals.
★Explosion Proof: 2mm thickened quartz glass,can be used in fresh water and salt water aquariums,easy to hide in the tank.
★Precise temperature dial from 68 to 89°F allows for complete control of aquatic climate within a 1-degree difference.
★Adjustable Aquarium Fish Tank Water Heater Sensitive and reliable thermostat maintains uniform temperature. Automatic shut off when the temperature is reached
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
hygger 100W Mini Submersible Digital Display Aquarium Heater for Small Fish Tank, Compact and Fast Heating Thermostat, with External Controller and Built-in Thermometer, for Betta, Turtle
🐠【Compact Small Heater】110-120V/60HZ oval shape design little aquarium heater, fast heating for small fish tank. 50W tank heater is for 1-6.5gallon, 100W tank heater is for 6.5-13 gallon. Heater Dimension: 2.7x1.4x 4.5 inch. The power cord is 5ft, long enough for use indoors. With 2 strong suction cups at the back side of the betta heater, it's easy to install it on to glass, acrylic or plastic tank
🐠【External Controller】easy to set the temp on the controller, only show farenheit temp, you can set the temp range from 63℉ to 94℉, temp accuracy 1℉. Every time you set the temp, just press the button over and over until it reaches to your desired temp, then stop and wait the digit flashing for 3 times, then setting is done. Keep the controller away from water, it's not waterproof
🐠【Digital Display】with led display on the midle of the heater front side, when the fish tank heater is heating, there indicator light above the digit is on red, when it stop heating, the light is off. The heater with a built-in thermometer, when temp setting is done, the led will show the water temp all the time. The led will display the set temp digit only when you press the controller
🐠【Reliable Thermostat】this an automatic aquarium thermostat, after finishing the temp setting, you can be confidence on that it will maintain the tank water at the temp you set. The tank heater will stop heating when the water temp reaches to set temp, it will restart to heating when the water temp is 1℉ off the set temp. If the water temp is over 95℉, the heater will auto shut off and led displaying HH, it will work normally again when the water temp is lower than 95℉
🐠【Shut off When Out of Water】please note that this a fully submersible aquarium heater for fresh water and saltwater tank, when the top part of the heater is out of water it will auto shut off and the led displaying E1, when fully in water again it will return to normal work again
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Zoo Med Turtletherm Aquatic Turtle Heater 150W, Assorted, Model:690721
Preset thermostat controlled heater keeps up to 50 gallons of water at 78 degrees
Item Package Height: 28.45
Item Package Length: 6.35
Item Package Width: 16.26
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
NICREW Mini Submersible Aquarium Heater, Digital Temperature Display Fish Tank Heater with Adjustable External Controller, Suitable for Freshwater & Saltwater Tank up to 40 Gallon, 150W
Equipped with precise temperature probe, making the temperature difference within ±2ºF to provide ideal living environment for your aquariums
Safe and easy to use external controller help operate without getting hands wet, allow Celsius and Fahrenheit control from 68℉/20°C to 94℉/34°C
Automatically shut off will be activated if heater is no longer properly submerged, preventing damage
Ideal for freshwater and saltwater aquariums, aquaculture, glass containers, and hydroponic systems
150 watts heater is designed for 30-40 gallon fish tanks
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Aquarium Heater, Submersible Fish Tank Heater 500W with Titanium Tube Thermostat System LED Digital Play and Remote Controller for 70-80 Gallon Tank
🐠 Premium Titanium Alloy Material & pinpoint probe 🐠: The seaELF aquarium heater made by premium titanium alloy, shatterproof, anti explosion, anti cracking and anti-corrosion than quartz glass aquarium heater and stainless steel tank heater, good for fresh water and sea water. The precise sensing probe on the top of heater for pinpoint temperature and double seal design to ensure safe operation. The heating tube with CE, RoHS, FC approved and the plug with UL approved.
🐠 Remote Controller & LCD Display 🐠: Update design with remote controller and LCD display , easy to setting and adjusting the aquarium heater’s temperature by remote controller and easy know the tank’s temperature by the LCD display, no need to buy extra temperature and wet your hands to setting the temperature again. (the remote is non waterproof, please keep it away from water).
🐠 Intelligent Overheating Protection & Lack-of Water Protection 🐠: With double sensing probe on the top, it will accurate detect the temperature and water, once overheating or the water cant cover the top of this aquarium heater, it will automatic power-off, prevent electric shock & burns and keep you and your fish safe. (E2,E8 display are mean overheating, please increase the water circulation when it happens)
🐠 Intelligent Thermostat Heating System 🐠：This aquarium heater made with intelligent thermostat heating system, it will heating automatically once the water temperature is less than the setting temperature and stop heating once it reached the setting temperature. Keep the aquarium water in a same temperature environment to protect fishes, amphibians, turtles and so on.(Please install it near a strong water flow).
🐠 100% satisfaction 🐠: Just to show you how confident we are that your fish will enjoy the aquarium water heater, we are giving you a 6 month money-back guarantee, if there any problem when you install the heater or any un-satisfied with this product, please feel free to contact us for resend or refund, we will dealing with it within 48 hrs.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
VIVOSUN 300W Aquarium Heater Submersible Titanium Fish Tank Heaters with Intelligent LED Temperature Display and External Temperature Controller
PRECISE TEMPERATURE CONTROL: An intelligent IC chip controls the heater temperature, making the temperature difference within ±1℃/±2ºF; Provide the best living environment for your aquatic creatures
SAFETY GUARANTEE: Made with IP68, the highest waterproof level; and a titanium tube material that features explosion-proof and anti-corrosion engineering, which makes this submersible heater more resistant to damage while heating better than traditional glass heaters; Built with overheat and water shortage protection
EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER: The touch-button controller adjusts the temperature without getting your hands wet. It’s easy to control the temp from 68℉/20°C to 94℉/34°C; Check the size chart to find your desired fish tank heater
EASY TO SETUP: 300W submersible heater is suitable for 50 to 60 gallons aquariums; Vertical or horizontal installation and ensure the device is fully submerged underwater
WIDE COMPATIBILITY: The fish tank aquarium heater has CE, FCC and ROHS certification and the plug has a UL certification; Applicable for freshwater and marine aquariums, aquaculture, glass containers, and hydroponic systems
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
U-picks Submersible Aquarium Heater 300W/100W/500W Fish Tank Heater with Dual Intelligent External LED Digital Temperature Displays and Controller for Turtle Betta Fish Tank 25-80 Gallon (300W)
External Controller: Our fish tank heater is adjusted by an external controller, which you can mount on the outside edge of the tank. It’s convenient and safe to adjust temperature, no need to take the heater out from water and risk burning yourself.
Dual Temp Displays: With dual accurate LED digital temp displays, you can read & set the water temp at the same time. It is very easy and convenient for you to recognize and observe the temp change in real time even in the night!
Smart Heating: With the built-in temperature sensor and constant temperature heating system, this fish heater will start to work when the water temp is lower than set temp(red indicator), and stop work until the water temp reaches set temp(blue indicator). It can always provide adequate and steady water temperature for your beloved fish.
High Quality: Our fish tank heater is made of thicker quartz, which is shatter-proof and blast-proof. The heater cover is compact designed, which is heat resistant that will protect you little fish from scalding.
Tank Size: This 300W aquarium heater is suitable for 25-80 gallon fish tank both freshwater and saltwater. With our this fish tank heater, you can create a comfortable and safe environment for your fish.
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
Zilla Heater Preset 100W, Green
Completely submersible heater
Installs vertically or horizontally
Protective plastic outer housing and coil wrapped power cord keeps turtle safe
Equipped with automatic Internal safety shut off to prevent overheating
Tank Lighting You can use a standard ultraviolet-B light designed for reptiles for your turtle's tank. Place it within 1 foot of his basking area. Use a timer so the light is on for 10 uninterruped hours daily. The light should keep his basking area at a steady temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Adult turtles don't need night lights, and most turtles don't care whether they're red or blue as long as they're not too bright. I've noticed that a few turtles seem to be kept awake by red light, but not by blue, so I usually choose blue. Another kind of night viewing lamp called an infrared heat lamp.
Aquatic turtles need the water they live in to be of the proper temperature in order for them to live. ... But if the water is too warm, they may not come out to bask enough, which can also make them sick. Your turtle needs the water temperature to be right in order to survive and be healthy.
In the summer they are active and in and out of the water throughout the day. With no heat source to warm up from time to time they would get sick as die. So yes you turtles need a heat source so they not you can determine how much warming they need. How big of a propane tank do I need for a tankless water heater?