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Old 06-10-2005, 04:10 PM   #1
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old reptile tank ??

can i use a old reptile tank if i clean it properly the guy at the pet store said i cant because there is urine stuck in the glue but i dont know if he is telling the truth or just hersay because that store dosnt sell any saltwater equipment at all??
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reptile tanks have MUCH thinner glass walls than aquarium tanks, because they were never designed to be 99% full of water, or even hold water...so the seals aren't as strong either.

I wouldn't risk it, especially for SW fish, which are already more sensitive than FW fish.
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well it isnt a reptile tank it is a regular aquarium sutiable for water i just said reptile tank because i had a reptile in it i just wanted to know if it could be cleaned and used for saltwater fish
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If it was me in your shoes, I wouldn't. I just would not risk it. How large is this tank? A new tank is pretty cheap, compared to all the other SW related expenses.
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it is only a 35 but they are about 80 bucks i think i just was hoping someone would have a definate answer or maybe some experince on the subject ? i will see what the saltwater fish stores have to say?
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The urine thing is not an issue, but damage to the seals because of the reptile's activity and/or shrinkage due the the seals being exposed to what was probably a hot, xeric environment is.....probably not a good deal or a good risk.
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well i inspected the seals and they look good and i tested it last night and filled it up and it held water with 0 leaks
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well i inspected the seals and they look good and i tested it last night and filled it up and it held water with 0 leaks
Well then to me you just answered your own question.
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well i inspected the seals and they look good and i tested it last night and filled it up and it held water with 0 leaks
Now leave it like that for at least 72 hours to be sure that they are secure...better sfae than sorry, especially when you consider what is potentially at risk.
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well i inspected the seals and they look good and i tested it last night and filled it up and it held water with 0 leaks
Well then to me you just answered your own question.
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