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Old 12-30-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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40gallon Breeder For Critters Only?

So I just picked up a 40 gallon breeder off craigslist. I didn't ask many questions about it because it was brand new. I got home and it says do not fill with water. I'd like to use this for a sump so it would only be 1/2 full. Is it marked critter only because of the silicon used or something? This will be my first epic craigslist fail if I can't use it for the sump
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I've heard the the glass is too thin or not the right kind of glass to withstand the pressure of water. But honestly, I have no idea if that is true or not. Is it a Zilla brand? If so, you could google their 800 number and ask.
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I hope you didn't pay too much for it. Petco is having their $1/g sale right now, so 40b's are $40.
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I got home and it says do not fill with water.
I would not use it. The glass will not be able to withstand the pressure of the water, probably even at half filled. You tell me, is it worth the risk?
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So I just got super lucky and just sold the tank and accessories for the same price I bought it all for about a month ago. The guy didn't even blink at the $60. So not an epic fail as I first thought. Anyway... no more critter tanks for me
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awsome sale! you did the right thing. The glass was too thin!
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