Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Owings Mills, MD
convert/stack 2x10 gallon tanks to make 20 high
I currently have a 10 gallon Gray tree frog terrarium with about 2 inches of water in the bottom being filtered by an-in tank frog/turtle waterfall type filter. There is a suspended land area on about 2/3 of the tank with live plants growing. The plants are growing so fast that they crowd the whole tank and need to be trimmed weekly (leaves, stems, and roots). To be truthfull I feel guilty that the tree frog doesn't have more climbing room in the tank.
I also have a 10 gallon tank that right now is being used to raise snails (dwarf puffer food) and baby cories which are big enough now to be transferred. I will be giving just about all of them to a friend (chaosbeing on this forum) and putting another 2 or so in my main 20 gallon planted tank. I get almost as many snails out of my frog terrarium so really don't need this tank once the cories are gone.
Here is my plan:
I want to stack the two 10 gallon tanks on top of each other basically making a 20 gallon high tank which will give plenty of room for the tree frog and plants to grow (will also probably make the water and inch or so deeper once complete). I remember seeing somewhere, possibly this forum possibly a frog forum that people have done this before. I thought I remember a sight selling a connection piece that connects the two tanks and gives you an access door. If I can't find this or make one (not too resourcefull), I will most likely remove the bottom of one of the tanks then just stack and seal the two tanks together leaving the top of the setup open for a normal lid as I am using now.
I am wondering if anyone has done this on this board or remembers where I have seen this done before, tried searching google but can't come up with anything.
Any help will be much appretiated, if don't get any in the next week or so I will be going forward with the bottom removal of one.
20g planted dwarf puffer tank
25g Brackish Figure-8 puffer tank
20g extra-high (custom 2x10g stacked) gray tree frog terrarium (Peewee & Chubbs)
3 Blue tongue skinks (Dice-6, Pinky-3 & The Brain-3)
1 small "pound special" mutt (Rocko-2)