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Old 12-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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40 gal terrarium used as aquarium

I need some advice. I went to petsmart and got a terrarium, to use as an aquarium. They had the 40 gal aquarium I wanted, no lid. Went everywhere, no lid. Went back. Girls says I should use terrarium, I question her as to safety etc... She says all good. I pay, leave, come back to pick it up. They tell me to recaulk the sides as a "precaution" so I buy that and leave. Just setting up now...bottom of tank says do not fill with water! Is it just the caulking? I have read about glass thickness, the packaging says nothing about thickness. It is a tortise/bearded dragon lid and tank (that's what they are selling it as, anyway). Thoughts? Experiences? Thanks

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Old 12-27-2013, 04:39 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that they tell you not to fill it up with water because they don't make it water tight and because the glass is a lot thinner.
So I don't think that it is a good idea.
Any body correct me if I'm wrong?
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Yes, thanks.... I wasn't very happy once i took it out of box and found do not fill with water.... I am returning it....

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Old 12-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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Yes, thanks.... I wasn't very happy once i took it out of box and found do not fill with water.... I am returning it....

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Ok glad I could help!
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure that they tell you not to fill it up with water because they don't make it water tight and because the glass is a lot thinner.
So I don't think that it is a good idea.
Any body correct me if I'm wrong?
+1 indeed. They arnt made to the same tolerances and have little reinforment to take the greatly added pressure.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:18 PM   #6
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Yes! Went back to the store...thanked them for wasting my time/energy (40 gal tanks aren't fun to lug around when your 120 pounds!) and told them they should educate their staff better, i was buying the aquarium to begin with and she talked me into the other! Got 10% off...so, all is well. Just going to buy plexi-glass for a lid

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Quite the upgrade!

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