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Old 07-31-2012, 03:55 AM   #11
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How about you use a big type of plastic container and just put it in the space there? Maybe add some steps to get up to it?
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:58 AM   #12
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Frogs and turtles! Lol the fact that the container is short would be fine then!
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:33 AM   #13
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OK forget the fish, frogs, etc...

Has anyone thought about the long term implications of leaving water sit in a tile and grout shower basin? Asking for nothing but trouble in my opinion. Removal of a shower in a bathroom is well from an investment/real estate viewpoint a bone head move. You would save more money going out and buying a new Elos tank, LED fixture, etc....
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OK forget the fish, frogs, etc...

Has anyone thought about the long term implications of leaving water sit in a tile and grout shower basin? Asking for nothing but trouble in my opinion. Removal of a shower in a bathroom is well from an investment/real estate viewpoint a bone head move. You would save more money going out and buying a new Elos tank, LED fixture, etc....
I couldn't agree more. Also, the OP said that this is an apartment... is the landlord ok with you putting silicone over their drain? I honestly think you'll kill everything you put in there. Just think about all the chemicals you've used in the shower (maybe not you, but people before you).
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:43 AM   #15
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I couldn't agree more. Also, the OP said that this is an apartment... is the landlord ok with you putting silicone over their drain? I honestly think you'll kill everything you put in there. Just think about all the chemicals you've used in the shower (maybe not you, but people before you).
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #16
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This is not a good idea and probably against your lease. You rent, you don't own. What happens when the landlord comes to make some kind of repair or inspection and finds his shower has been turned into a fish tank? It's not your property and you have no right to amend it in any way. You agree to that when you agree to rent.

I do think getting a separate large plastic/rubber tub would solve your issue and let you proceed with your plan.
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This is not a good idea and probably against your lease. You rent, you don't own. What happens when the landlord comes to make some kind of repair or inspection and finds his shower has been turned into a fish tank? It's not your property and you have no right to amend it in any way. You agree to that when you agree to rent.

I do think getting a separate large plastic/rubber tub would solve your issue and let you proceed with your plan.
+1 to lyndab.
Have you considered buying a little kiddie pool for this? I would NOT mess with the house itself as your deposit is more than likely going to go right out the window.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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+1. The grout isn't designed for that. Over time, when it leaks, it's not going to e pretty. Just get a plastic bin.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:55 PM   #19
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Oh I was assuming he planned to put down a liner of some sort.. yea I would never ever put living things into something like that, given the chemicals that may have been used in there, and the fact that who knows what kind of tile or grout that is, or what it could do to ph and whatnot.
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I think its a bad idea... Its an apartment, not your home payed for. Not that it might not be cool, just not the right situation.

Why not a fish tank for now?
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