Reptile Tank As Aquarium?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Gillis6, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Gillis6

    Gillis6New MemberMember

    One of my friends is currently offering me a 40 gallon reptile tank he got from Petco a couple years ago. I want to know if this could hold water and be used as an aquarium. I'm going to find out if it's sealed and I might put water in it later and see if it leaks. 20170717_151601.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
  2. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I don't recommend it. The tanks meant for reptiles have thinner glass and less sealant. They're more likely to fail with the pressure of water inside it.
     
  3. OP
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    Gillis6

    Gillis6New MemberMember

    just found out that the glass thickness is approximately 6mm which i've read is the same thickness for an aquarium this size. I think it could just be an aquarium.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
  4. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Double check that it's made of the right kind of glass. You don't want to find out it's not strong enough when it's full of water!
     
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    Gillis6

    Gillis6New MemberMember

    What's the right kind of glass?
     
  6. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Not actually sure... Better wait for someone who actually knows vs me who has only heard rumours!:cool:
     
  7. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    I personally wouldnt risk it.
     
  8. Deaddawg

    DeaddawgValued MemberMember

    Look for the manufacturer name on the sticker on the bottom. Fill it up outside and leave it for a week.
     




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