Viquarium® Kit

Tetrafauna Viquarium Kit for turtles
Product No. 25931
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Featuring ReptoFilter Whisper® fitration technology

One-of-a-kind, innovative "land and water" environment, combining decoration and top-of-theline fitration. Fits most 20- to 55-gallon aquariums. Realistic waterfall and riverbed basking area. 80-GPH submersible pump powers waterfall and provides all the power needed for the built-in 3-stage Whisper® filtration technology. Uses two medium ReptoFilter cartridges.
Viquarium® Kit is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use in Turtle Aquarium How to 'Pump it Up' for better filtration and the size you need to cut the acrylic - 12 years experience I have owned turtle aquariums for over 12 years. I LOVE the vivarium and currently run it in a 75g W and 2, 40g W aquariums. Here are a few pointers that some of the users on here need to realize: for each 1" of turtle shell, you need to have 10g minimum of filtration, and where this is a beautiful filter to use in your aquarium it is simply not big enough on it's own to filter more than 1 turtle in a 20 gallon, no matter how much you try to keep it clean, it just won't cut it, and it is of no fault of the company, that is exactly what it is meant to do! HOWEVER, if you love the look of this as much as I do, here is my recommendation and a hack to use this gorgeous filter AND keep a clean tank!First: Set up your vivarium filter. (In wide tanks, you will need acrylic inserts which you can buy for very cheap online, ($4 each! cut to your customize size. (In a 40w and 75W you need cut acrylic that is 3/8" x, 6 1/4" x 3 1/4")Second: Put a canister filter to the appropriate size required for your turtles, again 1" shell = 10g to 20g filtration, for my 40W (also called a breeder tank), I use a 120g canister filter, and have perfect water. 75W I use a 200g. If you choose NOT to drill holes with bulkheads (I use that in 1 tank WITH my Vivarium filter), than you can hack it by drilling a hole down through the lid on the top of the vivarium, insert the INTAKE hose through this hole and then attach a ring on both sides, so it can not slip out, push the intake hose all the way to the bottom of the back section of the vivarium. DO NOT leave it open so the hose can sit in there, as turtles like to climb they will likely fall in and drown! A regular drill bit will drill through it just fine.Third: Take the OUTPUT hose from your canister filter and attach it to the top opposite side of the tank with the spray bar facing the glass, this will create a cascade waterfall on the opposite side of the tank which will push water towards your vivarium filter and the intake hose.Essentially what you just did was increase the filter capabilities of your vivarium while keeping the beautiful set up. DO NOT SET THE OUTPUT HOSE UP TO PUSH WATER DOWN THE WATERFALL, if you do this, though it is logical, you will create a waterfall that WILL and can drown your turtles as well as keeping them from climbing up your waterfall, further, it will actually keep your tank from being cleaned by creating only a circular filtration happening inside the back of your vivarium filter.So, don't give up on your Vivarium because you are using it for something bigger than it is good for, just pump it up with a canister filter, keep the beauty, the fun for your turtles, and the clean water! I will always use these gorgeous filters, and I hope this helps you to keep yours!(attached is a photo of my 75W, it needs cleaned, but I wanted to show you how to hack it, this specific tank has the hole drilled through the tank and in to the lower part of the Vivariums back tower. (Please do not attempt to do that specific hack at home). The 40g breeders are currently being cleaned so I could not take a photo of that for you, those have the hose going through the top of the lid.)
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from i would recommend it for small tanks not for 40 gallon tank yes, the product has it's prettyness, filter is not for big tanks, maybe for 20 gallon. i brought a 40 gallon breeder tank for my 2 turles, waiting 4 days and water was very murky did not clear at all. i'll keep it for it's rock looking feature and the turtles love to climb and bask, but not good with filteration, had to add the Fluval 106, water cleared overnight.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Primarily a response to the two previous reviews I simply wanted to let anyone interested in this kit to disregard the two negative reviews. These people have obviously never taken proper care of a terrarium or an aquarium. I have had this set up in a 55 gallon tank with every sort of south Louisiana swamp critter. I've made custom vivacious in the past and although they will usually suit the builder more, this kit is great for being prefabricated. It uses filters and equipment that are readily available and inexpensive. Any problem areas can be fixed with a little bit of common sense and intelligent thought. As for the two previous reviews, it's been my experience that if an individual can't properly spell or use the English language then there input is generally worthless. This kit can't be beat for a 100$.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a FILTER !!! this should not be listed a filter. after setting it up and buying all new rocks it didnt look like it would work as a filter and after a week i am now cleaning the tank all over again and the rocks smell . plus i had to go out and buy another filter .. the only thing that filters the water is the rocks that you put in front of comer piece that has the pump in it. the part that has the filter cartridges in it does nothing its just standing water not sure why they say put filters in when it has no way push water through the cartridges . for me it seemed like a wast of money and time . only good thing about it is the turtles like land part it makes but this can be done for less then a $100...
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ggiyfhv the turtles the i have need a filter because the water get ugy fast
Date published: 2011-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tetra Viquarium The viquarium fit perfect in my 50Gal tank. It has spawned a lot of interest of my family. Before this viquarium kit i had a 501 filter from PetsMart, My wife did not like changing the filters and every time the power went out the pump had to be primed.With the viquarium kit my wife can just reach in and remove the filter tops and swap in new elements. If the power fails the pump does not need to be primed due to the fact that is is submerged in the tank under a nice looking directive rock.The river rock portion of the filter system is not just a clunky box sitting arear of my aquarium, Its now part of the display of my habitat I can plant vegetation in it and recover nutrients from the waste collected from the water.I gave this product 4 stars do to the fact I feel they should add the option to buy parts, IE New pumps, River bed extensions, or Remote water fall for the tank side of the habitat. I can see that this project will gently grow with our green friend and I will end up with some DIY to make this product fit a larger tank.
Date published: 2011-07-11
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We bought this item this past weekend and we were actually excited because it was a filtration and landscape for out turtle to climb on to. We placed the item in our tank 3 days ago and our turtle is now swimming in dicolored, brown water. Why?!

Asked by: Gonzalez1515
There are a lot of possible reasons, but to narrow them down, we'd need more information. In the meantime, the most likely one is that the tank has all brand new water in it and needs time to establish the biological filter or you are overfeeding. Be sure to change half the water weekly (this is required for turtles, regardless of filters), and feed twice a day, 1 foodstick or pellet per inch of shell diameter or what they can eat in 1-2 minutes. Please call us directly if you need more help - 1-800-526-0650. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-11-15

I'm from Portugal (Oporto) so I would like to know where can i buy this product, since i've surch everywhere!! 

Asked by: Claudia1986
Please visit our global site, www.tetra.net, and click on the link for your country for more information on purchasing our products there. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-30

What is the proper way to clean algae off of these?

Asked by: Shocker_Medic
Algae is best scrubbed off with an aquarium approved algae pad and some hot water or a toothbrush. You can also spritz some white vinegar on it to help remove the algae. Letting it dry for a few days also helps to remove algae, but I realize that may not be possible if you have animals that need it back in the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-10-19

Will it fit in a 10 gallon don’t care if too small as long as it fits?

Asked by: Buddahlovah
No, it is too wide to go into a 10 gallon. It fits 12" wide tanks and a 10 gallon is 10" wide. Depending on what you are housing, you might do better with the Decorative Reptofilter, http://www.tetra-fish.com/Fauna/Products/reptile-equipment/decorative-reptofilter-turtle-basking-area.aspx BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-09-28

I have owned thus product for about 10 years, and the motor recently quit. I love it! Can I just buy a replacement motor?

Asked by: SaraC
The SP 75 or the SP140 Statuary Pump will replace it. Be sure to keep the tubes, o rings, elbow, etc. though. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-29

does this product ship to the uk?

Asked by: sweetpea60
No, we do not sell direct nor ship outside of the U.S. and Canada. Visit our global site at www.tetra.net, and click on the link for the U.K. to find a way to purchase in your country. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-08-11

Where could I get just to replacement motor/filter for this kit?

Asked by: Carman
Hi there, Carman! The care team is happy to help with this. Give us a call at 1-800-526-0650 for help.
Answered by: Tetra Expert
Date published: 2017-08-26

Can this fit a 75 gallon tank?

Asked by: Dyladams93
Yes and no. It is only wide enough for tanks up to 13". That being said, you can use natural rock to make a really cool natural wall to divide the tank off with this, instead of just the walls that come with it. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-07
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