Tank 11: 41 gal Newt tank
This tank houses Spanish ribbed newts, Pleurodeles waltl.
|Tank Size (LxWxH) ||48x15x18" (122x38x46cm)|
|Volume ||Nominal: 41 imp gallons/50 US gallons/190 litres|
Actual: 35 imp gallons/42 US gallons/159 litres
|Filtration ||Eheim internal power filter.|
|Heating ||Heated room|
|Lighting ||Medium - 1 x 42"/38W Arcadia Original Tropical fluorescent tube.|
|Substrate ||Thin layer of aquarium sand.|
|Decor ||Rocks, live plants including Egeria, Anubias, Crinum and Java Fern. "Turtle Dock" for land area.|
|Background ||Juwel black 3-D effect structured background.|
|Water parameters ||Temp=26oC ; pH=7.0-7.2 ; GH=4 ; KH=3|
25% water change every week.
6 Spanish/Iberian ribbed newts, Pleurodeles waltl
|Feeding ||Chopped mussel, whitebait and prawn, earthworms, bloodworm, catfish pellets.|
These newts are almost fully aquatic, but like to 'rest' partly on land occasionally, hence I have made use of a floating "Turtle Dock" to
provide an area for this. Circulation is minimal, as they prefer gentle water movement. Apart from their decorative function, the plants provide a
place for eggs to be laid. Spawning can usually be induced by 'flooding' the tank with a deeper water level.
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