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The Candy Bin

**As a side note, this is a thread I've had running on Aquarium Advice for a while. So I've come a bit since its original posting. **

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I found this great acrylic candy bin at the thrift store the other day. Looks like it could make a really neat nano tank.

After a bit of testing, I found it to be watertight everywhere that it was sealed, so it only needs a bit of silicone around the front door.

Inside, it's got a cord for a scoop and a scoop holder. I don't really want to remove either as they add a cool aesthetic touch.

Oh, it's also about 5.5 gallons.
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Today:

SEALED!
YES!

WOOT!
NO LEAKS!
Gonna fill it up overnight just to be super sure, but as of this typing, no leaks whatsoever.
I've got a ton of Rotala Indica and java moss sitting in my other tank just waiting to go into this thing! Huzzah!
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It looks like a futuristic space pod.

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my buddy told me that silicone does not properly bond to acrylic so that may be a bit of a challenge to make using acrylic to seal that lid on


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shutttlecraft Galileo, minus the nacelles
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I think I was hatched in one of those. It would also make a great emersed tank if it would stand on end.
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No better way to describe it


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O nice find, i would totally make a terrarium.
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Held overnight! Time to start cycling my space pod/fish tank/candy bin/shuttlcraft thing!
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This is gonna be a really weird system. I am however intriuged.
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I think I was hatched in one of those.


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My personal opinion would be to remove the silicone (it will end up leaking) and get some acrylic glue and seal it shut. It looks like the top is open. Now for the criticism. Whenever you seal with silicone use masking tape to make nice clean edges. What you did there takes away from the look you are trying to achieve. Looks like a fun little project.
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My personal opinion would be to remove the silicone (it will end up leaking) and get some acrylic glue and seal it shut. It looks like the top is open. Now for the criticism. Whenever you seal with silicone use masking tape to make nice clean edges. What you did there takes away from the look you are trying to achieve. Looks like a fun little project.

Agree. Acrylic glue will weld it shut, and it would look really nice. But i still like this!
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Yep, the acrylic glue would definitely work better, but I couldn't find any in my area. I suppose I could've ordered some... Ah well. When it starts leaking, I'll deal with it! :P I just got a 32gal for pretty cheap, so whatever spills out of the candy bin can go in that.
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