How can I create a hole on the base of my glass tank? "Pic" - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 119
How can I create a hole on the base of my glass tank? "Pic"



about the turtle.. I found him yesterday infront of my building in NYC o.0
Only reason I'm attempting this project so I can place the smaller aquarium under the larger one so I can fill it with water and he can swim in it..

I want to somehow create a rectangular hole so the turtle can enter and go as he pleases from land and water, I just pretty much have no idea where to start.
evgeney96 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 01:21 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Jackson TN, U.S.A.
Posts: 470
First of all, I suggest you make sure that this is not a land tortoise, which might not appreciate being dumped in water. Considering where you found it, I suspect that it prowly is the land type of turtle ... unless you live on the water.

If you do determine that it is a water type turtle, you might consider something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002O0...576376-9576962 -- it might be simpler. :shrug:
NatCh is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by NatCh View Post
First of all, I suggest you make sure that this is not a land tortoise, which might not appreciate being dumped in water. Considering where you found it, I suspect that it prowly is the land type of turtle ... unless you live on the water.

If you do determine that it is a water type turtle, you might consider something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002O0...576376-9576962 -- it might be simpler. :shrug:
I determined this is a yellow bellied slider, this wont work because this tank doesn't hold water.. only the smaller one does.
I was hoping to create a aqauterrarium with this idea. I just don't know how to craft it properly
evgeney96 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 03:07 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Jackson TN, U.S.A.
Posts: 470
All righty then.

You may be able to remove the bottom piece of glass, cut it off to length and then replace it. Alternatively, you could just replace it with a piece of glass or plexiglass cut to size. That'd prowly work well enough.
NatCh is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 04:41 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
ua hua's Avatar
 
PTrader: (58/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,520
You might want to check to see if the bottom pane of glass is tempered or not. If it is you will not be able to drill on it or cut it.

All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death life is only a dream which is an imagination of ourselves. Bill Hicks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ua hua is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 02:56 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 21,015
In most places you can pick up used tanks very cheaply on Craigslist. Then you could easily put a "pond" in the tank. I just saw a free 90 gallon one listed in NYC, but, of course it is gone now.

Another option is a glass or plastic bowl of some kind (pyrex baking dish?) in the leaky tank and use it for the "pond".

Hoppy
Hoppy is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hays, KS
Posts: 79
I second the idea of adding a separate shallow glass container as a pond, then raising the substrate/bark in the larger tank until it is level with the edge of the "pond". The big advantage in this is that you can easily remove the "pond" for cleaning and water changes when necessary. Look for a Pyrex or Corning Ware cake/brownie pan if you want a rectangular shape, or a casserole dish for oval shapes. If you want a round "pond" there are a variety of sizes of round Pyrex containers for baking and/or storing leftovers. If you have a glass shop near by, they might be able to cut down the glass aquarium so that it is only a few inches deep; provided it will fit inside the larger cage (I can't quite see from the picture).

The other option is to fill a used aquarium with a few inches of water, and then use rocks and sand to build an island that the turtle can crawl onto and bask himself.

Sliders are aquatic turtles, spending most of their time in the water when feeding. The come out of the water primarily to sun themselves and regulate body temperature, as well as to lay their eggs. I had a tiny painted turtle as a pet for many years when I was a kid (he started out about the size of a 50 cent piece), and he spent most of his/her time in the water. Turtles are prone to disease if they aren't healthy; so you'll want to read up on proper care and feeding.
smannell is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 07:32 PM
Algae Grower
 
jeff721's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 124
I know it's not the prettiest option, but a large 50gallon+ Rubbermaid container (like on for storing blankets), a few bricks, and appropriate heat and UV lights clipped or drilled into the side works really well.

These turtles get rather large and need more space than that little tank to swim around in. As far as glass aquariums go, you'd need at least a 40 gallon breeder size, you need the width, not the height.

Make sure you get a good filter and clean it often, aquatic turtles can really stink.

- Jeff


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jeff721 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome