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Where to buy tiny 1gal tanks?

I want to start a project of tiny planted aquariums. I am trying to find simple 1gal tanks online but I can't seem to find them anywhere. I don't want it to come with a hood or anything just the glass

Where do you guys get yours from?

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Use a one gallon pickle jar. A bonus is you get to eat the pickles.
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Go to oetco for the dollar gallon sale. Buy a couple 20 gallons or something. Get a glass cutter and some silicon and make your own!
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For something that small you can just make your own. Glass company probably throws out pieces of glass that size every day. You might be able to get some for free. Or pay them a couple $ to cut it for you.
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Marina sold or still sells a 1 gallon rimless. It's on a small plastic base though. I hated the stock light however.


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I second making your own. At that size it will be relatively easy and a good learning experience. Most local hardware stores, even smaller ones, will stock and cut glass thick enough to hold one gallon of water. (I have worked at a few hardware stores and every single one has been able to cut glass.) Plywood is an option for 4 out of the 5 sides if you want to make it even easier. And if you plan on making several, it will end up cheaper in the long run.

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Consider looking for large glass vases, etc. Salvage stores like Goodwill have shelves of various types that I often admire. Brandy snifter types vases at Michael's/ Hobby Lobby?
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I want to start a project of tiny planted aquariums. I am trying to find simple 1gal tanks online but I can't seem to find them anywhere. I don't want it to come with a hood or anything just the glass

Where do you guys get yours from?

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Why don't you just go with the Petco 2.5 gallon? You can just put a piece of glass in the midfle. It'll be 1.25 gallon each though



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I've done vases before, you can get them as large as a few gallons. The trick is to find something that isn't too tall/skinny. They can be a pain to clean and aquascape.

Check out some pico vase scapes, they can be amazing!
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Why don't you just go with the Petco 2.5 gallon? You can just put a piece of glass in the midfle. It'll be 1.25 gallon each though
yea, recommended to go with 2.5 gal tank..
its has at least more space to play, and easier to maintain..
plus @mullac51, u can have few interesting livestocks.

coz 1 gal only suitable for few shrimp..
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Deep Blue Professional makes a 1 gal. They are around $28. That's not cheap but if the heart wants what the heart wants...
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Nonni's Biscotti container something you can enjoy with your coffee and you get a 1.25 gallon plastic tank with a lid. Takes some DIY work and you have to peel off the labels



Or there's the 1.7 gallon API betta Hex API Betta Hex 1.7 Gallon Aquarium Kit - Marine Depot

Starting small, keeping it simple..(?)
250 gallon stock tank, "pond"
20 gallon H CBS Shrimp tank

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Deep Blue Professional 1 gallon Betta



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Starting small, keeping it simple..(?)
250 gallon stock tank, "pond"
20 gallon H CBS Shrimp tank

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Nonni's Biscotti container something you can enjoy with your coffee and you get a 1.25 gallon plastic tank with a lid. Takes some DIY work and you have to peel off the labels



Or there's the 1.7 gallon API betta Hex API Betta Hex 1.7 Gallon Aquarium Kit - Marine Depot
Oh man I love that! Totally stealing that haha
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For a few weeks Costco was selling tulips bulbs in 1g glass vase. $12

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