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iamgray 08-21-2011 03:46 PM

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:

http://jbarrettart.com/wp-content/up...8/11/vodka.jpg


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...

iamgray 08-21-2011 03:52 PM

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? :lol:

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 08-21-2011 03:57 PM

maybe a killifish but its still very small

Reece 08-21-2011 04:16 PM

A killfish in a crystal skull head vodka bottle.... OMG!!!!!!!!! How awesome would that be haha

ladayen 08-21-2011 06:02 PM

A dead fish would have no problem in there.. could even keep the vodka in it. Far too small for anything living.

zof 08-21-2011 06:27 PM

nothing swimming maybe a shrimp or some snails... even 1.75 liter bottle would be to small to keep much anything

SeaHorse 08-21-2011 06:42 PM

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.

Romad 08-21-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladayen (Post 793478)
A dead fish would have no problem in there.. could even keep the vodka in it. Far too small for anything living.


Oh my...... :rofl:

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

iamgray 08-21-2011 09:36 PM

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.

Quantum 08-21-2011 09:37 PM

Quote:

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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