reptile tanks for fish tanks?

youngest-fish-nerd

Member
neighborern it before, my old nehbore Had a 55 cage and he sealed it and it worked,
it was half full though, I saw a good sized one at reptile haven, I compared the glass thickness to a close sized aquarium ate my LFS,
and it was the same thickness,
could this work?, only b/c repti-tanks are much cheaper.
I know all about the sealent and stuff, ive done it before, but I wanted a suggestion or 2 from a more experienced aqua-hobbiest,
help/suggestions/anything please :]]
thanx
 

Dino

Member
Generally, the glass used for reptile cages is not designed to hold the weight filling it with water would put on the glass.
It MIGHT hold for a while, but I would not chance it.
 
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youngest-fish-nerd

Member
wut if I ordered glass and put it in the center?
or if I made a special hood,
with notches on the the outer sides,?
but then after all that I would have only saved 20-40 bucks but wasted some time,
but would that make a differenc?
thanx
 

Dino

Member
It is worth the extra money to buy a product designed for holding water, instead of saving a few bucks, modifying something not designed to hold water, and then down the raod, coming in to find your modifications did not work.
 

vin

Member
I wouldn't do it. Water pressure is a very tricky thing when it comes to tensile strength and glass.....It might hold for a while, but generally speaking it's probably best to purchase another one made for aquarium use.
 
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youngest-fish-nerd

Member
I gues your right,
i'll have to just work all weekend,
thanx for you help,
it was better than learnig by mistake,
 

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