ok. good to know. and as far as resealing the old tank, yes, I know that is an option, but that tank is tremendously old (35 years or so?) and it looks like I have resealed it in the past (poorly)...and I really don't like the mirror back...I don't like looking at myself when I am gazing at my fish. It takes away from the serenity of it all!
I figure I can use the tank for something else. It is pretty. Maybe anole lizards, or hermit crabs, or fire belly toads. I want something active, and maybe colorful, and that can enjoy the height of the tank. I would really prefer NOT to have to house crickets..but mealworms are okay. Any ideas? This is for my preschool class.
And another reason I don't want to fix the tall tank is because I WANT a bigger tank for my fish!