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post #1 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Vodka bottle fish tank?

I'm wondering what people's opinions are on using a vodka bottle as a fish tank. This is the bottle:




It is a 750mL bottle... I think it would look really cool, but due to its size, I'm not sure about using it. I've had people suggest putting a betta in it, but is it too small? And is it safe, since it used to hold vodka? Poor drunk fish...
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ugh... just found a video on youtube that someone posted of a betta in one of those... and it made my heart hurt. It's clearly much too small.

Are there any tiny fish that would be happy in there?
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 03:57 PM
maybe a killifish but its still very small

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 04:16 PM
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A killfish in a crystal skull head vodka bottle.... OMG!!!!!!!!! How awesome would that be haha
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 06:02 PM
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A dead fish would have no problem in there.. could even keep the vodka in it. Far too small for anything living.
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 06:27 PM
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nothing swimming maybe a shrimp or some snails... even 1.75 liter bottle would be to small to keep much anything
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 06:42 PM
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Can you fill it with a coloured liquid and seal it shut and place it at the bottom of a tank as an ornament? Looks like a cork... so not sure.
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A dead fish would have no problem in there.. could even keep the vodka in it. Far too small for anything living.

Oh my......

And how the heck would you clean something like that? I wouldn't want to attempt it. But it is very cool looking.

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post #9 of 12 Old 08-21-2011, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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If only they came in larger sizes. After taking some time to look into mini heaters and filters, i have come to the conclusion that it just shouldn't be done. I did think about using it as a decoration in my tank at home but it's a really natural looking setup with only driftwood and rocks. Oh well, at least i thought it through instead of doing something on impulse.
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Can you fill it with a coloured liquid and seal it shut and place it at the bottom of a tank as an ornament?
This is what I was thinking also. Maybe a 5 or 10 gallon with sand or very fine natural gravel, some live plants, and the skull in the middle for decoration as a home for a nice betta. You might could even rig up a small LED under the skull to light it up - as long as it is very dim and doesn't freak out the betta.

I normally like just rock, plants, and wood, but if done right a little whimsy can work in betta tank I think.
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