Aquarium Or Terrarium?! Help!

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Hello! I need some advice. I saw a tank at my lfs I really liked and having been eyeing for a while. But the problem is that I can't tell if it's for aquarium use or not...
the sticker on it says: Terra Aqua 40. $75.99

it's square with sliding screens (No locks) at the top and I'm guessing it's 40 gallons. The glass looks like it's half a millimeter and the silicone is very clear and super thin! Is this bad??

One guy there seemed kinda doubtful and told me I just needa add more silicone and it'll be fine. Another said it's absolutely fine and is meant for turtles and is an aquarium.. I'm so confused! I don't want to buy it and have it explode on me. I wanted to use it as a betta sorority tank.
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!
 
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It's also not as tall as a standard tank too!
 

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I wouldn't put water in it, no. It's also overpriced.

40g breeder tanks are available at petco during the dollar per gallon sale for almost half that.
 

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Half a millimeter?!
Any pictures of it?
The silicone being "very clear and super thin" is just describing any aquarium that does not have too much silicone on it.
 

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Agree with MikeRad89

I just got my 40B from the Dollar Per Gallon Sale for $50. With tax it was right at $60.
 

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Just as a heads up you couldn't just add more silicone on top of the old silicone, you would have to take off the old silicone completely then put new silicone on. It sounds like it's meant to be used more for reptiles then fish keeping.
 

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I wouldn't do it. You can get a 40 breeder and a glass hood for less from the Petco dollar per gallon sale right now until August 19 I believe it is. Don't buy anything to hold water that is already questionable.
 
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MikeRad89 said:
I wouldn't put water in it, no. It's also overpriced.

40g breeder tanks are available at petco during the dollar per gallon sale for almost half that.
The dollar per gallon was my second option. I just really liked how the tank is on the shallow side. I think the petco sale only has standard sizes?
 
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FishFish221 said:
Half a millimeter?!
Any pictures of it?
The silicone being "very clear and super thin" is just describing any aquarium that does not have too much silicone on it.
Yeah the glass was thick as my whole pinkie nail!
 

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Crestal said:
The dollar per gallon was my second option. I just really liked how the tank is on the shallow side. I think the petco sale only has standard sizes?
10, 20, and 29 $1 Per Gallon
40 and 55 Half Price
 
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JLeeM said:
10, 20, and 29 $1 Per Gallon
40 and 55 Half Price
Awesome. Thank you!!
 

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Crestal said:
Yeah the glass was thick as my whole pinkie nail!
I think you mean centimeter. In that case, it is probably made to hold water, especially since there is silicone (most reptile terrariums are just held up at the top and bottom and have no silicone). But again it is apparently overpriced in the USA.
 

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The insurance side of me says that if your not sure if it's made for fish or reptiles then reduce the risk and purchase a tank that is made for aquarium use.
 
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FishFish221 said:
I think you mean centimeter. In that case, it is probably made to hold water, especially since there is silicone (most reptile terrariums are just held up at the top and bottom and have no silicone). But again it is apparently overpriced in the USA.
Hmm..ill get some pictures soon! Thanks!
 
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FishFish221 said:
Half a millimeter?!
Any pictures of it?
The silicone being "very clear and super thin" is just describing any aquarium that does not have too much silicone on it.
FishFish221 said:
Half a millimeter?!
Any pictures of it?
The silicone being "very clear and super thin" is just describing any aquarium that does not have too much silicone on it.
I got pics!
 

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twilysparklez said:
That is definitely half a centimeter. Silicone is a bit thin, but the glass seems okay.
So I can fill it all the way with water? Do I need to add silicone over it?
 

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Crestal said:
So I can fill it all the way with water? Do I need to add silicone over it?
It should be fine. Adding silicone won't really do anything to strengthen the silicone already on it.
 
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FishFish221 said:
It should be fine. Adding silicone won't really do anything to strengthen the silicone already on it.
Thank you!
 

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Is there a reason or something special about this tank?
 

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