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Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor

Aquatic terrarium for aquatic reptiles, amphibians and fishDouble-barreled, 3-stage Whisper filtration keeps water crystal clearRiverbed extension allows for variable sizes of land and water sectionsReptile filter uses two ReptoFilter medium cartridgesCompatible with both terrarium and aquarium tank decorationsSuitable for most tanks between 20 and 50 gallons
Average Customer Rating:
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8 out of 9(89%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
Review 1 for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great for light loads

PostedFebruary 5, 2014
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from Wilmington DE
This is a good product. I came across it while looking up YouTube videos on vivariums. I needed something fast and cost effective. When I found that by doing it myself the end dollar amount was over what this item costs, I made the purchase.
I have a small 20 gallon aquarium in the entry way of my home. I placed the viquarium in this tank to create an environment for fire belly toads and newts. (Before I was using a false bottom and waterfall feature that looked nice, but offered little filtration to the water. )
It is both aesthetically pleasing and works great for filtration. I would not recommend this product to people who are keeping aquatic turtles however. The pump to filter is not strong enough to handle large amounts of waste. In time, I can see how through the introduction of beneficial bacterial would handle most small loads and maintain healthy water perimeters, but any one who keeps aquatic turtles knows just how dirty they can be. I see this product as being both an onus to remove and clean for those purposes.
So, If you have a hand full of small frogs or newts and want to help create a health environment the is both beautiful and functional, go for it!
Keep in mind also that in order for the land portion to be created, a handsome amount of gravel (close to 40lbs with the extension of the river was needed for me) will have to be purchased separately. Also keep in mind that for me, a food dish to keep meal worms was needed as to prevent drowning of the worms and adding additional pollution and ammonia to the water was needed. All in all, worth the money.
(excuse the water marks on the glass, I just noticed you can post pictures so I half haphazardly took them this moment)
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Pretty good filter

PostedNovember 2, 2012
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from Nebraska
I have been running this filter for two turtles for a little while now and I do say it works pretty good . But I have found a small flaw with this unit . It does let water flow on the underside of the filter box , its minor but if your like me you want as much water to flow through the filters and not to bypass it . To fix this I used very thin foam window weather striping and out lined the bottom of the box . The weight of the box keeps enough pressure on it to cut the water escape down . But over all its a good unit and I do recommend it to all and also if you have a larger tank such as a 55 gal tank , Id say get two and put one on each end and make a pond in the middle If it suits you and try some plant that like to get their feet wet . Plants would help clean the water . Thanks for reading and have a great day .
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 3 for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Habitat

PostedOctober 12, 2012
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from Lockport, IL
This was a great purchase. My turtle loves it! It was easy to assemble and made of quality parts
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 4 for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
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5 / 5
5 / 5

sharp looking

PostedOctober 7, 2012
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from citrus heights, ca.
I think my little turltes love their new home. Very quiet and peaceful. I am very happy withthis purchase.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 5 for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
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4 / 5
4 / 5

GOOD BUT TO SMALL FOR MY TURTLE :(

PostedSeptember 6, 2012
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from Key Biscayne Florida
i only wish they make it in different sizes, like the whole idea is great, it works perfect and it's really nice, but i had to returned it cause my turtle would not fit in there, i tried many ways to adjusted but i had no luck, and i had to say petco has the best customer service ever, even though i got this online and i had throw away the original box they let me return it to a store :) and i got a full refund on it !!
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 6 for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Looks cool, work a little

PostedMarch 9, 2012
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from Rochester, MN
I would say its not the best place to spend the money. If you like the looks then go for it. It works some what but not the best. Turtles love it. As to be the only fitler it not going to keep your tank clean.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 7 for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Cool Setup

PostedSeptember 27, 2011
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My turtle loves the Viquarium! I have it setup in a 55g aquarium & he is good sized, but he has plenty of room to swim around. My turtle is very messy so I have to change the filter cartridges regularly, but this is really easy to do in this setup. The filter does a GREAT job at keeping my terrarium clean. In fact it is keeping the terrarium so clean that I am breading Plecos in the aquarium part of the setup (2 batches so far), the trick is keeping enough small caves to allow hiding places away from the turtle. I also really like the waterfall & river that it adds to the terrarium.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 8 for Tetra Viquarium Reptile & Amphibian Terrarium Décor
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Good for small turtles, Not good for larger turtles

PostedAugust 3, 2011
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from NJ
This product is good for smaller turtles to bask on but not for larger turtles like mine :(
I would recommend this to a friend!
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