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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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A Tank with part of the glass cut away. Why?

A little while ago, I found a tank by the side of the road, and brought it home on my bicycle. It's a 15 gallon long tank, and I'd like to keep my pair of female rice-fish in it, and perhaps introduce them to a male at some time.

But a strange thing: the glass at one end of the tank is cut away about four inches from the top of the end. A removable piece of plastic was fitted into the space, and seemed to be molded for that purpose. But why would one want to cut the glass like that? I'm puzzled, and am considering getting some aquarium caulk and sticking in a new piece of glass. But first, I'd like to know why the cut was made in the first place.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 12:39 AM
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It was probably used for turtles. You can hang a filter on that side, and only keep water up to that level. On the opposite side you can build up an island for them to climb out of the water and sun under a sun lamp. I've never had turtles myself, but I believe this it the purpose...


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 01:13 AM
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Keep it as is and have room for some plants to grow emersed!

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Think outside the glass box.
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Turtle tank

Its a turtle tank and the glass is cut so u can use an outside filter on a lower water level in the tank.

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Yup turtle tank.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all of you for allaying my curiosity.

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Keep it as is and have room for some plants to grow emersed!
I may do this, although I can have emersed plants if I fill the tank up all the way.
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