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evan 08-08-2003 06:16 PM

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?

GulfCoastAquarian 08-08-2003 06:27 PM

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.

GDominy 08-08-2003 06:35 PM

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....

digger 08-08-2003 06:38 PM

Petsmart carries a cube aquarium around here. It looks to be 30-40 gallons.

mandi0808 08-08-2003 07:30 PM

Boutique Pets on Garland Road carries them.

evan 08-08-2003 09:18 PM

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.

Rex Grigg 08-08-2003 11:41 PM

AquaBotanic has a nice 12 gallon cube with built in filtration and a 25 watt PC plant light. They are pretty inexpensive at $99

evan 08-08-2003 11:42 PM

hehe. i was thinkig more of a tank less than 20 bucks. :D

Rex Grigg 08-08-2003 11:43 PM

You won't find a cube that cheap.

evan 08-08-2003 11:45 PM

not even 2 gallons? i guess im going to have to go with the 1 gallon hex.

Rex Grigg 08-08-2003 11:45 PM

Nope. There are very few cube tanks available.

JonMulzer 08-10-2003 02:37 PM

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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