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Old 08-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #1 
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Anyone know of cheap tank alternatives?

Hey guys! I was just wondering if there's anything out there that's plastic and easy to use as a fish tank, something with a lid that I can poke holes in! I want to be able to observe my fish, and I just wanted to know if there are cheaper alternatives. I've been buying the 2.5 gallon tanks from Petsmart at $15 each.

It's not a huge deal, but I want to be sure I'm not overspending when I could be more thrifty without reducing the bettas' quality of life!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:47 PM   #2 
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I have a 2.5 gallon animal cracker jar that I'm planning to use, personally lol I don't remember how much it cost, but considering animal crackers were included, I don't mind the price (whatever it may be)
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Lol! That's awesome! I'll have to check out the plasticware next time I'm at the store. If I get things with lids I'll have it made. I just want to be able to really see my fish.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:59 PM   #4 
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Check this out. Shipping is $6.99 and just 1 cent for each additional item. I've bought from them many times and always happy with fast shipment and customer service. The large are 3 gallons and the medium ($5.00) are 1.75 gallons. There's a hole in the top which would fit a filter, cords, etc.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lee-s-Aquari...ht_1543wt_1271
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That's exactly what I need, THANK YOU!
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:08 PM   #6 
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You be most welcome
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:33 AM   #7 
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I use transparent storage bins. Not the most attractive thing in the world but the fish and snails don't seem to mind. I like that they come in various shapes and sizes as opposed to the standard tank sizes. There are also Kritter Keepers but the storage bins are a better deal because the $10 you send on the KK for 2.5 gallons, you can get a storage bin that is about 20 gallons.

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:49 AM   #8 
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There are also Kritter Keepers but the storage bins are a better deal because the $10 you send on the KK for 2.5 gallons, you can get a storage bin that is about 20 gallons.
Not to mention a LOT more durable and less prone to cracking!

I need to try those for some of the beasts when we move, those are pretty awesome!
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:39 AM   #9 
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http://www.petco.com/product/12031/P...rium-Fish.aspx

Petco has these, I've been thinking about picking one up. Or I was going to check ac Moore for a large glass container in a nice looking shape if they have one big enough, because I have a 50% off one item coupon.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #10 
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Also at PetCo we do a dollar per gallon sale about quarterly, which is were I just got my brand new 20gal for $11. Coupons are your best friend. If you have time to wait it should happen again near Christmas or in January.
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