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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2011, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Ohh the frustration...now what?

So I add soil, gravel, and plants to my 10G, fill it up 1/2 way, and it leaks!
There's a crack in the bottom glass. Can this tank be salvaged for a terrarium? I figure a hot weather plant collection that doesn't need too much water could work? Or fill the bottom with something to prevent leaks if watering plants?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2011, 10:05 PM
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It's probably not worth trying to repair, but if you wanted, you could buy a sheet of acrylic to fit, silicone it in place, and then do a very low-weight dry or damp setup. How about pots of emmersed plants?

Fortunately you can replace a 10g tank for $12 or $13 if you wanted to retry your terrarium in a sturdy tank.
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I guess I could put a piece of acrylic in there and do a cactus set up. LOL
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The piece of acrylic will cost as much as a new 10g tank....
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I have some already, free.
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cactus set-up would be neat!!
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