Reptile Tub, Turtle Tub, Nesting Spot!
You Name It!
I am amazed at how many good products are out in the market place for Turtles and Reptiles. There are a plethora a products that fill the whole gamut of cold blooded reptilian care; from food and vitamins to reptile enclosures and accessories. There are an amazing array of choices and for the most part fine products.
One major product that is missing in the turtle tub habitat or the reptilian enclosure market is reptile pool. A reptile pool is different from what is conventionally called a Turtle Tub because it is not a full tank, but a separate removable pool.
|Just as an aside, there are several ways to take care of turtles, and they have several breeds of their own, such as Box turtles versus Aquatic Turtles; these animals being totally different in their environmental needs. Each has its own special set of enclosures.|
A reptile pool is designed for soaking and for moderate swimming. The health of the creatures is dependant on good thermalization and skin tempering through water soaking.
Typically what is available on the market is a tub that doesn’t fit, because it is ugly (such as a dish, or a paint tray), or it is just not large enough.
One thing that is required for any animal for that matter is a clean water source, or clean water environment. There are two ways to do this, either filter the water or replace it frequently.
The low cost alternative is to replace the water frequently. Regardless, a filtration system has a hard time filtering out large fecal matter, so water changes are still required. So what is needed is a pool that can be removed easily for water changes.
Really a wish list for a reptile pool would be the following:
- Easy water changes
- Fits into a conventional aquarium tank
- Doesn’t degrade in the sunlight
- Has a larger pool capacity
- Don’t have to empty the whole aquarium, just for a water change.
- Works as a Nesting Area
- Works as an island.
- Doesn’t look like an eyesore; it fits in the terrarium setting
I am sure there are others, such as adaptability to filtration systems and multiple colors to choose from. It might be even nice to have a stone texture to the pool so that is seems more real.
Well this wish list, is not just a list any more, it is a reality. In fact Gamble Industries LLC has been listening to Reptile owners for over 13 years and giving them reptile pool solutions that are well worth the investment.
|The First Turtle Tubs Introduced In 2000; Turtle Tub I, Turtle Tub II and Rain Forest Lagoon Shown.|
A prominent Zoo in Florida (Lori Park Zoo) invested in several of their products to keep their Turtles in their exhibits. They raved on and on about the product. Click here read more about their review…
Happy customers from all over the world have purchased the Gamble Industries products to take care of their reptilian creatures, whether it was a turtle or snake…the TurtleTub.com delivers.
TurtleTub.com, owned by Gamble Industries LLC, has several products that will help you with your Reptile Pool search:
- 40 Gallon Aquarium Large 3 Gallon Pool: Turtle Tub III
- 20 Gallon Aquarium Large 1.4 Gallon Pool: Turtle Tub I
- 10 Gallon Aquarium Medium ¾ Gallon Pool: Turtle Tub II
- 10 Gallon Aquarium Small ¼ Gallon Pool: Rain Forest Lagoon
All four pools have their different applications, ranging from larger reptilian enclosures, to very small 10 gallon enclosures.
Because most people know aquariums, and use them frequently as enclosures for all sorts of creatures, the Turtle Tub pools have been developed to sit in the aquarium snuggly. This keeps the pet from getting wedged between the pool structure and the side of the aquarium. Additionally, it keeps the mess down, or to a minimum around the pool.
The most notable feature is the climb in and out feature, a Gamble Industries first when introduced 13+ years ago. The biggest problem that dishes and rock partitions pose is the smooth transition in and out of pools. Turtles in particular will get wear spots on their plastron, or the bottom of their shell when climbing over rough pool corners. Additionally, the sloped surface provides a soak and sit area. The pet can be partially submerged or fully submerged which is similar to their natural environment in the wild.
The reason why Zoo’s love these products is that they can be easily removed and cleaned. Cleaning is a big part of pet health and must be conducted frequently. The desire to have a product that makes this cleaning process easier while at the same time serving the pets needs well, is what the TurtleTub.com products provide.
The Turtle Tub III and the Turtle Tub I are the largest pools available on the market. They have a large gallon capacity 2.5 to 3 gallons. Try hefting 3 gallons of water and you will realize how large a pool that is. Several 6 inch turtles can become fully submerged and swim a pool of this capacity. (This pool is not recommend for larger aquatic turtles, but it may be suitable as a breeder tank pool for smaller infant turtles.)
Also, the pool is ideal for converting into the opposite, an island. Fill the pool with nesting substrate and place it in the water itself. Now the aquarium can be the pool and the pool the island. This is perfect for nesting turtles or reptiles that need a place to lay their eggs. Additionally, and this is a big plus, the island can be removed (the eggs undisturbed in the process) and the aquarium cleaned. This is a great way to get what you want from an aquatic turtle stand point as well!
The Turtle Tub I is a larger pool that is designed for 12 inch wide tanks. Typically the most commonly available aquarium tank is the 12 inch version. You may have to special order anything wider. Additionally, the 12 inch aquarium fits most aquarium furniture. The Turtle Tub I is designed to provide ample swimming area (2.4 gallons), while fitting into standard aquarium tanks.
The misnomer is that because the tub is named “Turtle Tub” that it is relegated to Turtles only. No, no, no. Reptiles, need water, these tanks are great for lizards, iguanas, snakes…etc. In particular the larger tubs are available in different colors. The color is what you ask for, at no extra charge. You want a stone colored (tanish) colored tub, just ask and it will be made available. Better yet, if you have some color chip, just send it to us, and we will match it for you.
The Turtle Tub products are made out of plastic material making it very resistant to harsh chemicals and abusive UV rays (from heat lamps or sunlight).
The pools also have an unconditional guarantee. If you don’t like it, just send it back and you will get a full refund.
You may be surprised at the cost of the pools. Most pools cost in excess of $100. The size of the larger pools should pull a high price tag, but because you are buying direct from the manufacturer you receive much lower pricing. In most cases well under $100.
All our products are made in the USA. We are family owned company so every product is given personal attention.