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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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

What do i put this tank onto? Does it come with a stand or anything?

Asked by: Robert234
This is not a tank, this is a viquarium display that goes into a tank, and allows you to divide it into land and water areas. The tank and stand, etc., would be sold separately. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-02-21

I bought this at Petsmart for my daughters turtle. It worked fabulous... for 5 months and then motor went dead. Petsmart sent me to you since it's past their 60 day return. How do I get a new motor?

Asked by: Mamawalker
It's actually not dead. You just need to remove the bottom cover to access the front of the pump where the impeller is located. It is most likely clogged, as this should be done every month or two. I will email you the instructions. If by some odd chance it is defective, you would then need to provide your receipt, name, address, etc., via an email reply. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-16

What is the minimum depth I need for this product? I am unable to make it deep in my frog tank and want to know what is the minimum height needed to make sure the pump and filter work.

Asked by: Watto027
Thank you for your interest in this product, Watto027! The minimum depth would be 2-3 inches. You will need to maintain it at this level all the time, so be aware of evaporation and top it off as needed. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-09

I Have a 20 gallon long tank, it measures 30L X 13W X 13H will this fit in my tank or will it be to high that I will not be able to put the cover on.

Asked by: Robert123
I have the exact size tank and it fits, and it has a cover on it.
Answered by: MoonDogg
Date published: 2016-12-08

is there add on pieces to this set? I have a 40 gallon standard tank and would like to get another land section so it seals the land part in for the filters to work properly

Asked by: Cmiddl01
Thank you for your interest in this product! Unfortunately, no, there are no add on pieces to it. In tanks that are wider than 12", we recommend building a wall out of slate for a natural look, in order to "seal" the land section in place. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-06

I believe that I set the filter up correctly and the waterfall works just fine but I do not see water going through the filter when I check. do you have a recommended water depth? 

Asked by: dsls
The water depth should be at least 6". Make sure your gravel is not too small. You should be using large gravel for the land area. Very fine gravel will limit the water movement through the tank. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-17

There was no way to respond to your responses to my question. Can you send me some instructions? There were none in the box, so I assembled it based not he box. There is no small sand, there is just no way it can pull the way it is set up. 

Asked by: sherry weaver
Instructions were emailed directly to you last week. If you wish to speak to someone directly, call 1-800-526-0650. They may request pics of your set up so the email address would be BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-10-03
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