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post #1 of 6 Old 02-25-2014, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on using old reptile tank?

Trying to convert from gravel to sand and since I think it will take a while and don't want to leave my fish in a cold bucket, I was wondering if I should just use an old 10 gallon aquarium I used to have.
The thing is, it used to house a reptile for a good long while. The tank I have now was actually used to house a reptile as well but only for a short while and with a good cleaning it was fine. However I have little fry that are of course delicate and I'm wondering if this 10 gallon tank would kill them.
The tanks are aquariums meant to hold water btw.

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-26-2014, 09:22 AM
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Clean it real good and the tank will be fine.Transferring fry is always delicate>Try to match the water as close as possible or use the water from the tank they are in now.If possible avoid using a net to catch them,patience and a small glass can be very effective.
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Clean it real good and the tank will be fine.Transferring fry is always delicate>Try to match the water as close as possible or use the water from the tank they are in now.If possible avoid using a net to catch them,patience and a small glass can be very effective.
Yes, I will be using the same water from existing tank, and they are in a breeder net at the moment so all I have to really do is pick it up and move it over. (As quickly as possible)

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I agree. Just clean the tank good and you should be fine. Don't forget about the bacteria and the chance of a mini cycle.

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hi
check the silicon around the seems if this was a reptile that used to scratch
around a lotů.otherwise i agree with everyone else on the cleaning.
just out of curiosity what reptile was it ?
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check the silicon around the seems if this was a reptile that used to scratch
around a lotů.otherwise i agree with everyone else on the cleaning.
just out of curiosity what reptile was it ?
It was holding a bearded dragon for a short time, and then a Box Turtle.
There are no leaks in the silicon and I made sure to clean it very well. I've transferred over some gravel from my 20 gal as well as some of the old water after a water change. I'm hoping the waste in the gravel will be enough to feed the bacteria since I can't put any fish inside..

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