Originally Posted by Hadoken Kitty
yea, sorry I just edited my last post. I'm just using a 22.5 gallon plastic tub for my other one. I didn't have another glass tank in the budget. Though I'm not sure was to what I should use for a hood, though.
The big box hardware stores sell plexiglass sheets. You can duct-tape one edge to the container. I you have a drill, dremel, etc. you can easily drill air holes.
Otherwise, you can take the regular top for the tub & cut a lage rectangle in the center. A small hardware store will custom-cut a piece of hardware cloth (metal mesh sceening) that you can tape over the hole, or you can use a sheet of plastic canvas (found in the embroidery sections of craft/fabric stores).
The idea of using those rubbermade tubs is a game-changer for me! I want to breed my bettas, but I can't justify a 40-gal grow-out tank- I have no room for one, and it would be heavy and a pain to clean/change, etc. On the other hand, rubbermade tubs are cheap, light, stackable, and fairly unbreakable. Plus, I already have about a dozen of them!