Reptile care, Tennessee

Expert Aquatic Turtle Care Services

Ensuring the Health and Happiness of Your Aquatic Turtles


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Optimal Health and Well-Being for Your Aquatic Turtles

  • Customized Habitat Design

  • Nutrition Guidance

  • Health Assessments

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Stress-Free Care and Maintenance

  • Routine Tank Cleaning

  • Behavior Observation

  • Expert Advice

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Peace of Mind for Turtle Enthusiasts

  • Transparent Service

  • Customized Care Plans

  • Knowledge Sharing

Shannon Guerreno
Shannon Guerreno
36 Gallon Turtle Tank
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Cleaned my turtle tank and was SO Knowledgeable about turtles and reptiles, fish, you name it ! My tank looks amazing. He even cared about the overall look of everything with the cords and genuinely cared about my turtle himself. Also, cleaned after hisself very nicely which you would expect but not everyone does lol. Will be getting on a regular schedule! Side note- the tank was BAD before he came 🙃😅
Bobbie Gundt
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I bought 3 baby turtles and Mr Deitz helped me set it up. He did a fantastic job and he is very knowledgeable in aquariums of all kinds. I am purchasing an Axolotl this week and I’ve already consulted with him. Thanks for the great work on my turtle tank!! I will be using him again.

Turtle tank cleaning service

Keeping a turtle tank clean isn’t easy. It’s actually the most labor intensive work we perform. Due to large specimens and small enclosures, turtles almost require bi monthly service. As long as the turtles health is not compromised we can provide service every 4 weeks.

  • Water change (water conditioner/de-chlorinate and biological booster included.
  • Substrate Vacuum. (If applicable)
  • Full and thorough cleaning of algae from all aquarium glass surfaces.
  • Solid waste removal.
  • Cleaning of covers and light fixtures of algae and mineral deposits.
  • Cleaning and or rinsing of readily accessible filters, sponges and pads
  • Filter replacement if supplied
  • Visual check of equipment, air and water flow
  • Visual check of health and disease

If you’re in need of servicing, and don’t have the time to clean your turtle tank? Reach out to us today!

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For more info about turtle tank cleaning and service. Please check out our FAQ page for more details.

Your Aquatic Turtle's Well-Being: Addressing Common Challenges

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Owning aquatic turtles can be an immensely rewarding experience. However, as turtle enthusiasts know, it comes with its unique set of challenges. The health and happiness of your turtles depend on maintaining a carefully balanced aquatic habitat, which can be daunting and time-consuming.

Have you ever found yourself struggling to maintain water quality in your turtle tank, dealing with stubborn algae growth, or feeling uncertain about the right diet for your aquatic companions? The well-being of your turtles can be compromised by these challenges, causing stress and anxiety for both you and your turtles.

At Reef Route Aquatics, we offer a comprehensive solution to these common challenges, providing expert turtle aquarium services to ensure the optimal health and happiness of your aquatic turtles.

Problem-Solving Features:

1. Customized Habitat Design (Solution):
Feature: We create a comfortable and secure aquatic habitat tailored to the specific needs of your turtles, reducing stress and promoting their well-being.

2. Nutrition Guidance (Solution):
Feature: Our experts offer personalized advice on a well-balanced diet, including the right types and amounts of food, to ensure your turtles are receiving the best nutrition.

3. Routine Tank Cleaning (Solution):
Feature: We take care of the necessary routine tank cleaning, maintaining water quality and providing a clean and healthy environment for your turtles.

4. Algae Control (Solution):
Feature: Our strategies for controlling and preventing stubborn algae growth ensure a more attractive and healthier habitat for your turtles.

5. Behavior Observation (Solution):
Feature: Our experienced team closely monitors your turtles’ behavior, identifying signs of stress, illness, or discomfort and taking timely measures to address any issues.

6. Expert Advice (Solution):
Feature: We provide you with professional guidance on creating a stress-free environment for your turtles and offer solutions for common challenges, promoting a harmonious coexistence with your aquatic companions.

With our comprehensive turtle aquarium services, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that your aquatic turtles are living in the best possible conditions, and you can fully appreciate the joy of turtle ownership without the common challenges that often come with it.



How often should a turtle tank be cleaned?

It’s important to keep our reptile’s habitat clean. An uncleaned or polluted enclosure will surely cause health problems for whatever type of reptile or amphibian we are trying to keep. If your animal is too big for its current aquarium, the maintenance will have to occur more often. A properly size tank versus biomass should be easily kept every 4 weeks with water changes and gravel vacuuming. If the aquarium is too small? You’ll just have to clean it more often.


What we feed our animals is just as important as keep everything clean. A proper diet with vitamins is extremely important. Most of the animals we are keeping are in a closed system, and out of their natural loop of existence. So, we, as keeper, need to make sure they are getting the proper nutrients to grow correctly and to stay healthy.

UVB bulbs are also important for most reptile diets. UVB radiation allows the animal to metabolize vitamin D so it can be used by the body for health bone and shell growth.


Study the natural habitat of whatever animal you’re trying to keep. We will not go into specifics but give the reptile or amphibian the opportunity to regulate it’s own body temperature. Animals should never have direct contact with heaters or lighting.

Give the specimen the chance to hide. Some reptiles suffer from stress relate hormones and having a safe place to hide will help them relax.

Another aspect of our animals habitat is environmental enrichment. One way to do this is to offer live food. A lot of these species are hunters in the wild, and hunting has shown to help the animals mental health and stability. I do not recommend that feeders of any kind, be the soul sources of nutrition.

If you need help with any of these aspects? Reef Route Aquatics can help. Just send us an email or visit our Contact Us page.



Check out the list of services we offer. We handle everything from aquarium installations, custom aquarium design, to aquarium cleaning. No matter what you need, we got you covered.

Aquarium Service
Fish tank cleaning can be a job! Have your aquarium cleaned and serviced by an Aquatics Specialist. 
Aquarium Service
Aquarium Installation
Custom aquarium design and setup. Allow our experience to save you time and money.
Aquarium Installation
Aquarium Relocation
Across the room or across town. We're professional aquarium movers? Let us worry about the details. 
Aquarium Moving
Aquarium Monitoring
Monitoring service for a low price. Having a second set of eyes is a great form of redundancy.
Aquarium Monitoring
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Turtle Tank Service
Keeping a turtle tank clean can be a challenge. We also service other semi-aquatic reptiles and animals.
Turtle Tank Service
Aquarium Testing
ICP-OES, lab grading aquarium water testing. We'll help you understand what's going on, and how to fix it.
Aquarium Testing
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Planted Aquarium Maintenance
Aquatic Horticulture Service will keep the conditions prime for plant growth.
Planted Aquarium Service
Reef Tank Service
There a lot more going on in a reef tank,. We can keep everything maintained.
Reef Tank Service
Aquarium Design​
Your dreams are never too far from reality. Imagination, and budget are the only restrictions.
Aquarium Design
Quarantine Service​
Offerings quarantine services for all types of aquatic life. We’ll deliver the healthiest specimens
Quarantine Service​
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If you're in the Murfreesboro Area

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Please stop by Animal City on NW Broad St. They have high quality fish  and their staff is more than helpful!

If you're in the Nashville Area

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Visit Aquatic Critter on Nolensville Road. Huge selection of fish and equipment, and their staff is very knowgledable!