Habitat - Indoor :: Square and tall tank versus rectangular long tanks

Turtle tank setups and other indoor configurations.

Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:36 pm   Square and tall tank versus rectangular long tanks

So I've always had my turtles in the typical long rectangular tanks. I need to up the size of one of my tanks and I'm considering going to a taller, deeper, more square style tank as it will take up a smaller footprint. Any pro and cons to each?
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:26 pm   Re: Square and tall tank versus rectangular long tanks

What are the dimensions and how big are the turtles? To me, I think length/width are more important than height. They are capable swimmers, so height/depth is not an obstacle though I see them go side to side more often.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:21 pm   Re: Square and tall tank versus rectangular long tanks

Thanks Steve. I think I'll try a more square tank and see how it goes. I also see that my turtles typically swim back and forth and not up and down. I currently have two turtles, about 10 years old. One is in a 125g tank and the other in a 75g tank. I need to getting a bigger tank for the turtle in the 75g tank so want to try the more square tank that takes up a smaller footprint in the house.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:36 pm   Re: Square and tall tank versus rectangular long tanks

I also have my turtles in separate tanks... a 120 gallon and a 90 gallon. I would like to get one long tank that I can divide... one can dream :) How much of a bigger tank are you looking for?
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