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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Petco's " 40B Critter Cages" used as aquarium?

Petco's " 40B Critter Cages" used as aquarium?

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If so, is this any better price than the " $1 per gallon which has the 40B has 50% off I think"
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 11:44 PM
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I've heard (read, really) that these kinds of things may have thinner glass than tanks meant for aquariums and that the bottoms may not be tempered and might also be too thin. I have nothing to back that up, of course, and a quick search of Zilla's site did not show me the thickness. I did find this thread which suggests it might not be a good idea. This one also discusses how it might not be the best idea. Other threads note that users have successfully kept water in them, but not to the full volume of the tank and not for any extended length of time.

Personally, I wouldn't trust it. I'm not sure what the price of one of the tanks works out to be on $/gallon, but if they're even close to similar it might be worth it to spring for one that you know is designed to hold water. I've had a 55 break in the past and it wasn't pretty. I'd rather not go through that again if it's something that might be avoided.
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Don't do it, i have used critter cages for reptiles ...... take a look at the glass thickness on the critter cages ... it is very thin standard cheap plate glass .... think window pane glass.
Take a look at an actual aquarium of the same gallons, the glass is substantially thicker, the plastic edge molding and bracing is also much thicker.
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Do not use "critter" glass cages as aquariums. You will end up with a lot of water on your floor!

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Ok, Thanks for the warning. I avoided buying this.
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