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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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I was lookign through the forums at old stuff. i was wondering where i could get a acryclic cube shaped aquarium with a clear lid. that would be really cool to make a nano ecosystem. do you know where i can get other "weird" shaped aquariums?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 07:27 PM
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Glass Cages makes a lot of odd sizes or can make anything you want.

I've wanted to make a wide and long but shallow tank for a while and have been thinking of just making it from 1/4" acrylic from Home Depot. You use Weldon, a glue that actually fuses the parts together and makes them one. Takes a little practice, but it would be neat to say you made it yourself. And a small nano tank would be a nice low-risk first attempt.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 07:35 PM
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Heh.. This is why I am thankful that there is an aquarium manufacturing company/factory here where I live... It makes it easy to get custom sizes cheap....
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 07:38 PM
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Petsmart carries a cube aquarium around here. It looks to be 30-40 gallons.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 08:30 PM
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Boutique Pets on Garland Road carries them.
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damn. i already went there. its really really far from my house. like more than 40 minutes. i went all the way there and bought a piece of driftwood for 4 bucks. :? thats all i got and i went home. wtf. hehe. its a nice store but way to far. i doubt im going there again . btw... how large is the cube? is it acrylic? anyways im looking for a mini cube... as in less than 2 gallons.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 12:41 AM
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AquaBotanic has a nice 12 gallon cube with built in filtration and a 25 watt PC plant light. They are pretty inexpensive at $99
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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hehe. i was thinkig more of a tank less than 20 bucks.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 12:43 AM
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You won't find a cube that cheap.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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not even 2 gallons? i guess im going to have to go with the 1 gallon hex.
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Nope. There are very few cube tanks available.
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My suggestion would be to look around Wal Mart, Linens and Things, and any other place that carries nic nac foo foo crap. You are bound to find a glass or acrylic cube somewhere that is used for some other reason. Then just make sure it is water-tight or can be made so. A bead of aquarium safe silicone would do wonders as long as there are no substantial gaps in the seams.

That is about the only way to find one for under $20. Of course you would have to build a hood and add your own filter. But if you are stuck on the cube aquarium idea it could be done relatively cheaply.

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