The Tetrafauna ReptoFilter for Frogs, Newts & Turtles provides crystal clear filtration for aquatic terrariums. It uses patented Whisper technology for silent operation as it moves the water through three stages of filtration. The removable filter cartridges catch organic debris and remove odors and discoloration from your tank. This filter works in as little as three inches of water, so it’s the ideal choice for the shallow pools found in turtle, newt and frog habitats. It’s also great for creating waterfalls. Simply attach the suction cups to a terrarium wall and cover the filter with decorative rocks or plants. The green color makes it easy to conceal, and the protective lid keeps reptiles out. The medium 90 GPH filter is effective in terrariums up to 20 gallons, and the large 125 GPH works for tanks up to 55 gallons.
Efficient filtration for terrariums between 20-125 gallons
Uses patented Whisper technology for silent operation as it moves the water through three stages of filtration
Removable filter cartridges catch organic debris and remove odors and discoloration from your tank
This filter works in as little as three inches of water, so it’s the ideal choice for the shallow pools found in turtle, newt and frog habitats
It’s also great for creating waterfalls. Simply attach the suction cups to a terrarium wall and cover the filter with decorative rocks or plants
Install the ReptoFilter on the back wall of your terrarium. Unlike conventional filters, its small size makes it easy to hide with a plant or other decorative object. From the front, it's practically invisible. To create a waterfall, camouflage the ReptoFilter with rocks.
Insert suction cups. When pressed firmly and twisted, the suction cups will fit snugly into the holes in the back of the ReptoFilter. If they don't go in easily, a small screwdriver can be used to gently guide the suction cups into the holes.
Insert the filter cartridge and foam grid. (Note: The front of the foam grid is marked "front" and should face the front of the filter.)
Insert ReptoFilter inside the aquarium and press the suction cups against the aquarium glass. Drape wire over the aquarium wall.
The lip of the ReptoFilter should be above water level, and the bottom of the filter should be submerged in at least two inches of water. When positioning plants and other items, take care to leave at least 1/2 inch clearance around the filter's intake area.
Attach ReptoFilter lid.
|Size|Dimensions|Aqua-Terrarium Capacity| |---|---|---|-- | |Medium|3.5 x 2.5 x 7.5 inches|20 gallons| |Large|4.5 x 2.75 x 10 inches|55 gallons|
Is this submersible?
It can be placed lower in the tank with suction cups, but you generally do not want to submerge it.
I've failed and made a mistake buying a new one since my previous one was making loud noises after a few weeks of buying it. It was hard taking of the suction cups from inside the tank which led to the suction cups pulling out. It was very difficult for me to put them back in so I gave up. If you have a sand substrate do not buy this filter. It will get stuck and stop your filter from working and making loud noises.
only worked for one day
on Dec 23, 2020
Bought this filter for a 10 gallon tank, it stopped working literally the next day! Worked perfectly until now and I don’t know what to do!
Filter broke less than 8 hours after using it
on Oct 21, 2020
I put it in a salamander tank and it stopped working within 8 hours. It seized up and doesn't make any noise at all when plugged in. I think the motor is bad. I have this exact same filter in a different tank with frogs and it has worked perfectly for over a year now. Maybe I got a dud?
on Dec 26, 2020
So far its a very good filter & the turtles haven't figured out how to tear in up yet . Nice design & simple .
Turtle filter for terariums
on Dec 2, 2020
Good filter, but you must put rock or something on lid to filter or it will be floating in tank. Lid falls off easily.
on Sep 23, 2020
Not only did this not remove any cloudiness but it made the entire water green!! The directions say to simply place in water which I did. I even did a water change but the next day it was very green again and even more cloudy.
Avoid this Item!!!
on Aug 18, 2020
This item is noisy! It advertises whisper technology, but it's more like growling and noisy technology. What a disappointment. Now I am having to go through a convoluted replacement process. It's not worth the trouble. Avoid this product. I will get another filter system, but it will not be from this company. Frustrating...sigh....
Shelly A. 's new home
on Jul 22, 2020
Shelly A. is our baby RES. We need to move the filter up because it's stirring up the sand, but it works great!! We've only got a 10 gal tank right now, but tomorrow we are moving up to at least a 20 gal. This filter should grow with our turtle and her tanks for a while!
Not that good
on Sep 10, 2020
The second day after I received this filter it broke and wouldn’t start working and I’m really bummed since it was the first filter I’ve gotten for my Turttle.
Doesn’t Work Well
on Nov 30, 2020
Had filter on for about two days and water still cloudy/greenish.