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Using chipped aquarium nano tank for terrarium/vivarium/etc...

Hello everyone, I have recently become interested in terrariums/vivariums/etc. I am an avid reefer. No, not the drug but a coral reefer. I have several nano aquariums. One of my nanos was a modded Fluval Edge. Well, I decided to rebuild the Edge as I didn't care for the rock work. When emptying the tank, I managed to put a small chip in the back corner. I don't feel comfortable filling it full of water anymore so I ordered a replacement glass tank from the Fluval people. The chipped tank is in excellent condition outside the tiny chip so I figured that I would try turning it into something along the lines of a terrarium. I will be using only the glass tank from the Fluval Edge. The stand, hood, lights, filter, etc from the Fluval Edge will be used in my Fluval Edge marine build when the replacement tank arrives. A pic of the Fluval Edge tank is below. Right now, the tank is open where the small hood would be because the hood is going on the replacement Edge tank. I have never had a terrarium or the like before and am not a hundred percent sure what this tank would best be suited for. The Fluval Edge is a 6 gallon aquarium. It's such a pretty tank even without the stand and hood that I just can't let it go to waste. What should I look at buying for this tank or making/building? I assume I will need some type of cover and lighting. I have tons of lights around from aquarium builds but I don't think the wave lengths to support corals and plants are the same. Most of my lights are 10K and above. What would you do with this tank? Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Pop the top pane off that sucker and get some of those rubber pads you put between a wood table and glass top... Use the pads for feet and maybe get some plants the will emerge out of the tank (creeping jenny/hygro. Difformis) 6500k to 10000k temeratures are the sweet spot for photoaynthesis.
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