Reptile Tank As Aquarium?

  1. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    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
  2. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    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. Gillis6 Initiate Member

    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.
  4. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    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!

  5. Gillis6 Initiate Member

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

    Not actually sure... Better wait for someone who actually knows vs me who has only heard rumours!:cool:
  7. smee82 Well Known Member Member

    I personally wouldnt risk it.

  8. Deaddawg Member Member

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