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post #1 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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LOL, found this on the net!


seems practical enough, but one person pointed out a concern that the container could eventually become toxic? what do you guy's think?
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 06:35 AM
That's pretty creative... but I wouldn't trust it! I can't see the silicone adhering to the styrofoam for very long.

I would imagine that you are also correct about it becoming toxic. Who knows what is in the styrofoam when they make it.. but I'm sure it wouldn't be good for the fish once it started leaking!
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post #3 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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which brings me to two branch off questions:

1. do you think something similar could be done with a plastic box?


2. using the same type of Styrofoam box and glass pain and use it as a terrarium for flora and fauna? Or just flora?
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post #4 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 12:39 PM
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Considering you can pick up 10 gallon tanks for $13 at pet stores and 2-3 dollars at garage sales.... heck the tube of silicone will cost you at least $3, but I guess if you had all the parts lying around...... I think I would still like to find something more interesting to turn into a fish tank, heck an old blender or something.
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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I have an old blender, fish puree anyone?
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post #6 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 03:34 PM
it would work with a plastic box, will look into this

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post #7 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 06:25 PM
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pretty neat i saw this video before and it really is the cheapest tank lol
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 06:48 PM
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A blender! That would be a sweet Betta tank!


Have to get an old retro looking one.
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post #9 of 15 Old 07-25-2011, 06:51 PM
any water proof boxes other than than but look better than plastic or styro foam

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #10 of 15 Old 07-26-2011, 12:38 PM
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I would do that for a QT tank..

Just paint the styrofoam with a lot of 100% acrylic paint.

I'm actually plannign a large DIY decoration out of foam, except I'm using that insulating foam sold in an aerosol can.

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