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chibikaie 10-29-2012 02:32 PM

10 gallon reptile tank ideas?
 
I have a 10 gallon (20"x10"x12"? stock 10 gallon glass) tank that specifically says that it can't be filled with water. It's too small for any of the terrestrial reptiles I was considering, and it has a locking screen top so I don't think I can keep the humidity at an appropriate level for amphibians.

I would, however, like to set it up for something. Can these tanks hold low levels of water (say, enough for a blackworm culture), or is leaking a certainty? Could I fill the bottom with growing media of some kind (I have hydroton/expanded clay pebbles in abundance) and grow emersed aquatics or bog plants using waste water from my fish and shrimp tanks?

EnigmaticGuppy92 10-30-2012 03:30 PM

invertebrate tank and you could hold the humidity by adding plexiglass screens cut to the size of the mesh screen

lochaber 10-30-2012 08:21 PM

I'm not certain on this, but I think they are generally made with thinner/weaker glass to cut weight/costs.

You could have a low level of water in the tank, but I'd recommend letting it sit for a bit outside/in a big plastic bin to make sure the seals are good.

And you could either straight up replace the screen, or selectively cover part of it with some sort of plastic to control the humidity.



I imagine it would be safe enough to fill almost 1/2 way with water, but I haven't tried it myself, so I can't say with any certainty. maybe put a piece of plastic canvass (what they use for needlepoint) across, and fill 1/2 or part of it with hydroton, and grow plants in there, and maybe have a newt or guppies or something in the other part?


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