Thanks! I just bought a dragonscale... only because i had a empty 1 gal at home (heehee- plus i wanted one..) I am using my ten gal for my females, so I think i should upgrade him soon. Although i promised myself I would just use the 1 gal and not spend anymore money... i can't help but think he would be happier in a little larger tank. Hes just a little boy now so I may have some time :)
Depends on whether you want a filter or not (which if you had a small tank one, you could put it on these)- if not and willing to do the 100% water changes each week, Petco has these.. Keepers. The medium is 1.75 gal, the large is 2.75 gal. No lighting... but a desk lamp of approx 40 watts and lower works perfectly- no extra heat on the tank or the water, and safe to use with a heater.
They don't look clear in the pic, but they are clear in life.
someone gave me the easiest way to upload photos to this site, as I am not very good with computers...
when you go to reply, scroll down, and click on manage attatchments... then just choose the file from your computer and ba-da-bing.... I usually drag the photos I want from iphoto onto my desktop and that makes it easy to find...
Walmart sells 2 gallon glass cookie jars that make fun and adorable homes :) I used one and gave one as a gift. I was able to run a small filter like the tetra whisper 3i in it as well as a heater easily. You can even keep the glass lid on top, so long as there's a slight crack at the top, which is easy to do when you have a heater's cord and or airline tubing from a filter :)
Theyre usually about $10, which isnt bad for a cute, thick glass tank.
My two macquariums, based on the outer shell of a g4 powercube case.
For now, one will be getting a female crowntail soon as I find the right one. The clear one may get a cambodian, or another crowntail female. Cuz crowntail's rock! Sorry for the slight blurriness, I don't have a tripod, and got a large coffee running through me at the moment. lol.
Both cost me less than 20 bucks to make too. w00t!
Acquire the outer shells? or Put the plexi in the bottom?
I got the shells from some disused ones at my gf's college, gosh, almost 3 years ago now?
As for the plexi bottom, I knew aquarium silicone doesn't bond very well, but it does seal. So, being very careful I cut plexi squares to fit inside the outer shell, then rounded the corners over with a belt sander. You have to go slow otherwise you'll round the corners over too much and be sol. After that, I measured the approx distance from the underside of the top, to the point where I wanted the bottom plexi to sit and cut 4 pieces of scrap wood to that length.
After that, I set the plexi inside, using the wood to support it, taped in place, and drilled 3 small holes straight through the sides of the shell into the edges of the plexi. I then used tapped the holes for some set screws (6/32 iirc) and gently screwed those in.
After that, I used some two part plastic epoxy that was supposedly clear (totally was not clear) to secure the bottom panel further into place.
After that not so clear epoxy, I cleaned the inside of the shell, and used aquarium silicone to seal it all up. First test leaked like a sieve. Apparently my holes were not drilled so straight and protruded into the inside of the shell.
So, resealed and water tested again, tested fine. The green one I painted, the clear one I did not. This is a relatively old idea though as someone posted a vid of it back in 2007 on youtube. Just merely took me this long to get off my arse and do it.