Cheapest 10 gallon?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Motofishguy, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Motofishguy

    MotofishguyValued MemberMember

    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
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  3. Graphix

    GraphixWell Known MemberMember

    You mean 50 W heater right? Lol
     




  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Ha! Yes!
     




  5. blakeugan

    blakeuganWell Known MemberMember

    Wait what had you said XD
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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    Motofishguy

    MotofishguyValued MemberMember

    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

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    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).
     
  9. OP
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    Motofishguy

    MotofishguyValued MemberMember

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

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    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

    MotofishguyValued MemberMember

    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

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    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

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  14. OP
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    Motofishguy

    MotofishguyValued MemberMember

    Yea, that! Lol.

    I'm going to bring home the tank tomorrow
     




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