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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2017, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Fish Suggestions?

I recently found a 5-gallon glass barrel in my garage that would look great as an aquarium. There is a 2 inch hole at the top, so i can put a substrate if needed. Any fish suggestions?
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Setting up and maintaining a tank through only the two inch hole? Not a project I would want to start. Thought of cleaning it?
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Yea i wouldnt put fish in that maybe shrimp but yea as Rich said upkeeps probably going to suck.
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Part of my thinking on this goes back to an 18 gallon orb that I tried at one point as it had about 4-6 inches open at the top. One major was the lack of gas exchange which I missed on first thought so that it kills four small fish. Second was the really hard part of cleaning a rounded curve with limited space. My arm just will not bend the right way to rub down the sides and making some tool to hold a sponge was a real bummer! Turned out the best move was to go ahead and junk it as it was a project which my wife had started as a terrarium and found not what she wanted.
Anybody wanting to look at some of the big misadventures I've tried? I tend to get bored and do sometimes get carried away with DIY projects! This is one of many which should not have been started!!!
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/20...challenge.html

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