Tank Design and Engineering for Newts

This is an area where there is a lot of room for creativity. On this page, I will list items that can be used for engineering the tank of your dreams (or your newts’ dreams). On a separate page, I have some pictures of my tanks.

Before you buy...

The first thing you need to consider is: what are the requirements of this species? Does it need land, and if so, how much? Will it like a current in the water, or is it happier with no current? Does it need to be kept very cool year-round, or can it tolerate temperatures into the 70s in summer? The only way to find these things out for sure is to research the species.

Don't trust the pet shop to tell you what you need to know! Get some books about newts, get some advice from other keepers, and find out as much as you can before investing in equipment.

Filters...

What kind of filter works best for newts? Every keeper has their own favorite. See Filters for Newt Tanks.


Safe Stuff for Aquatic Tanks...





Safe Stuff for terrestrial tanks...

 

Building your own aquarium decorations...

 

Additional tips and suggestions...

 


Last edited January 4, 2004

Jennifer Macke