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Old 10-17-2017, 07:28 PM   #1
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Plastic hospital tanks

So I was thinking of getting yet another small tank that really, really would be just a hospital tank. I looked at glass tanks but thinking a plastic box would be cheaper.

Has anyone bought a plastic or acrylic 5 to 10 gallon box that is quite clear? Or any ideas? From memory the hardware boxes here are more translucent then see-through.
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Glass would be better for viewing purposes, a glass 10 gal shouldn't break the bank??
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I believe plastic is ok?
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I use brute containers for water storage. I'm just thinking the point of hospital/qt is observation and treatment. Kind of important to be able to clearly view patient??
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I like glass better also...Just ordered 10 @ 5.5 gallons ,but the sterilite containers in the link are clear...
https://www.amazon.com/clear-sterili...e%20containers

Just saying they can be used effectively.....
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Glass would be better for viewing purposes, a glass 10 gal shouldn't break the bank??

True true, was eyeing off some on weekend that looked good and cost was good. Main trouble is I dare not run afoul of the planning committee which has a dim view of more tanks (sadly).
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Many thanks everyone - just checked out the links and very useful.
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You can get a 10 gallon glass tank $10-$15. If your wanting to go cheaper. I'd go to the dollar store or Walmart and pick up a clear tote. They're bigger and cheaper. Or if it don't have to be square and 5-10 gallon. Use a big old wide mouth pickle jar, canning jar. In this case I'm thinking cheaper, the better. U buy clear containers all the time and throw them out. Keep the big ones. They come in handy. I'd get a clear small tote, or storage container. Most of the time they're under $5.00.
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Could use an old refrigerator drawer, the deep kind. Just a thought...
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Excellent ideas, many thanks. Yes, unfortunately there is no dollar per gallon sales here so way, way more expensive.
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