Hello Aquarium Advice!
I am sorry to make an account and immediately ask for help, I am sure it is very rude
but I am a fair bit desperate and not sure where to turn!
I will cut the story short and tell you the facts: circumstances have it that I have to house an adult common goldfish in a tank ASAP. I bought it the biggest tank I can afford right now - about 20 US gallons. But it has come to my attention that this is not big enough for a common goldfish! It needs a tank twice this size!
So I am saving up for a much bigger tank. But this takes time, I am not from money eh :/ So I am looking at emergency solutions, DIY solutions! So I am thinking of extending the tank that I have. But I have no idea how to do this >< I googled as hard as I could but haven't really found a lot of info on it. I have two ideas:
My first idea is to take one side of the tank off and add some more glass, extending the tank lengthwise. But it strikes me as no simple job, huh... I will need glass, glass cutting equipment, a place to cut glass, etc...
My other idea is to obtain an acryllic condo or basking
tank intended for amphibians. They are relatively cheap really, and they sit on top of the tank. I can take the basking area out entirely and just fill it up with water, and voila... Making it watertight is the only issue, though. I have no idea how to do this. I am thinking of sealing it with epoxy putty? I have no idea if it will work...
Anyway... this is my current dilemma. Hopefully I can talk to someone about this, maybe someone has been in a similar situation?
Thanks so much for reading,
all the best