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Old 07-14-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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can i convert a reptile tank to a fish tank?

i ran into a garage sale and bought this reptile tank (says owner) for 5 bucks and i am wondering if i could convert it it or just use it as a fish tank? i know i have to clean it up and everything but my concern is, is it strong enough for water since it is designed for no water or for reptile use... i reaaly appreaciate any knowledge on this... thanks!
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Generally, the answer is no. The seams are not designed to hold the pressure of water, and the glass is usually much thinner on a reptile tank. If it is a very small tank, it might be ok, but I don't think I would risk it. It might hold for awhile and give way one day while you are out. Even 5 or 10 gals of water on my floor would be a mess...
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thanks for the quick reply... i think its 12 x 12 x 30... so pretty much 20 gallon i think... okay... i think i just wasted 5 bucks there... hehehe
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never thought of the thickness of the glass..just how thick is a 40 breeder? (not trying to highjack thread or anything, just wondering) I had been thinking of putting plants in ours once the dragon gets a bigger tank, but now not so sure.
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