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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ravensgate View Post
I've got two mediums but was going to pick up a large at some point. The tank this is going on the side of is a 3 gallon Kritter Keeper type thing (same basic thing, different brand) so no way am I putting it on there as far as letting the weight of the breeder pull on that tank. I'll have a box under that one for sure. For the Mr Aqua 12G rimless it would probably be fine on that one, but still not positive.
I kept it on my 12 long with no issues had to trimm the air tube though cause the substrate level on my tank was high
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Originally Posted by Bananariot View Post
I kept it on my 12 long with no issues had to trimm the air tube though cause the substrate level on my tank was high
Oh that's great to know! thank you so much for easing my mind with that
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I keep breeder boxes on my rimless tanks...however mine are all custom made 3/16 glass, so may be stronger than normal rimless ones.

I usually just adjust the foot things so that the box is level, however I lost a couple of the foot things and had to compromise....I used an empty small water bottle and squished it between the box and the glass tank and it stays perfect can adjust it to fit so that the box stays level.

(In a pinch we all have to work out something fast even though its not very pretty looking )

These are heavy duty acrylic and are made to hold just enough water to not break them or have them crack. I have been using mine now for about a year on and off and no problems (other than losing/misplacing the equipment for them)

I usually keep mine bare with just leaves (oak/ial) and some moss and an airstone inside, however when I set it up for the Taiwan females to hatch their babies in, I used some of the soil from their own tank to line the bottom...that works well however babies crawl into the soil and dissappear (hard to find them until they grow bigger, then they can't hide so much)

I currently use them to house my CPO's that I have for breeding, put one in each side until they grow, then they get the whole box to themselves.
good job I only have 8 of them or Id have no where to hang any more boxes.
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