Cheapest 10 gallon?

  1. Motofishguy

    Motofishguy Member Member

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    I need to set up a 10 gallon ASAP for some convict fry from my 100 gallon. I can't seem to find a 10 gallon tank and hood for a good price? Can someone steer me in the right direction? I was thinking about the marine land kit since it comes with an LED hood and a filter, but I haven't had good luck with their heaters
     

  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    I'd get a 10 gal, buy glass from Lowe's for a lid (they'll cut it for you if you give them the dimensions), buy a 50 watt heater from Amazon, and buy a sponge filter from Amazon.
     

  3. Graphix

    Graphix Well Known Member Member

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    You mean 50 W heater right? Lol
     
  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    Ha! Yes!
     
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    blakeugan Well Known Member Member

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    Wait what had you said XD
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    50 gal heater... Slip up!
     
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    Motofishguy

    Motofishguy Member Member

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    I have an internal filter rated for 40 gal but I think it would make too much current in a 10 gallon. I really would like a nice plastic hood and a nice light cause I'm gonna put the tank in my room I want something cool to look at!
     
  8. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    I have glass lids and LEDs on my tanks (light sits on top of the glass) and it look so much better than a plastic hood and light. Very sleek. I can also choose whatever light I want to go with it (often the lights with the hoods aren't good).
     
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    Motofishguy Member Member

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    Cool, maybe I'll give that a try. How do u run your air hose and heater wire? HOB filter?
     
  10. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

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    Suppose you could tell them a few inches shorter width than you need, to leave space in the back. Or maybe they can cut out small chunks? You'd need to figure out dimensions of extra cutouts though

    You don't seem to want to spend money but if you wanna shell out a little extra, All Glass Aquarium hoods are sick.

    It's a simple glass hood that lifts on one side, and has plastic in the back that you can shape how you want. I cut mine to fit cords and HOB, and I also put holes in it and used rope to hang pothos plant.
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    Motofishguy

    Motofishguy Member Member

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    That's sick^

    I was pretty much just about to buy a "kit" and they're like $60... And then I found just the tank for $15...

    Gonna buy the cheapy petsmart tank and get a glass hood. No plants for me
     
  12. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

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    Just make sure it has a frame for a hood to sit on, some tanks are sold with just glass, meant to be hoodless. I think if I know the $15 one you're talking about then it does have a frame, but thought I'd mention it.
     
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    A glass lid you mean? It's not really a hood.

    With the Lowe's cutout, I get them to cut the lid a bit smaller than the tank so there's room for the tubing for the sponge filter and the heater wire.

    With the glass lid (I like Versa, but Perfecto works too), you can cut the plastic in the back to make room for your HOB/filter, wires, etc.
     
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    Motofishguy

    Motofishguy Member Member

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    Yea, that! Lol.

    I'm going to bring home the tank tomorrow
     

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