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How to build the cheapest fish tank

Interesting video I found...I might try it :) Probably for jarring those males (which I'm gonna need a lot of, this spawn was huge!!) or a hospital tank.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac3SV...eature=related

Another video about a cheap tank, worth watching, but use a bigger tub ;) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfvW3...eature=related

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omg i love the foam tank idea <3 i wish i had a million dollars... i'd spend 10,000 on betta stuff!!!!!
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It's a great idea but I agree with one of the comments... it will eventually leak water or burst because the foam particles aren't fully sealed and water will be absorbed through them.
You can test this by placing water in a styrofoam cup and leaving it for a couple of days, you'll see drops of water coming thorugh (not condensation!)

I would combine both ideas into one. Get the cheapest and larges plastic tub, cut the opening on one side and attach the glass. You would get a tank with a lid and a clear side.
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It's a great idea but I agree with one of the comments... it will eventually leak water or burst because the foam particles aren't fully sealed and water will be absorbed through them.
You can test this by placing water in a styrofoam cup and leaving it for a couple of days, you'll see drops of water coming thorugh (not condensation!)

I would combine both ideas into one. Get the cheapest and larges plastic tub, cut the opening on one side and attach the glass. You would get a tank with a lid and a clear side.
Ya eventually it would break. So good for your basic hopsital tank for only a couple weeks at most.

I like using plastic tubs for bettas in general, they also seem to like them. I'm gonna use a mixture of spawning methods: traditional hobbyist and shallow spawning. Shallow spawning is in the plastic tubs stuffed with live plants but I'm sure you read about it on www.bettysplendens.com.

Anyway just some nice videos on making cheap tanks.

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