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carboys as tanks #1
Hi lm new to fish keeping so lm looking for some help
I have an old acid carboy made about 20 years ago of glass, now days made of reinforced plastic. lm thinking of using for a tank set up,
it would only be for small fish such as guppies. I did see one on a tele program but just got a glimpse of it in the back ground being used as cold water set up.
Do any of your members have such a set up or is it not possible to do
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: carboys as tanks #2
Hi notlaw and welcome to fishkeeping I would say it is not suitable for goldfish as the neck is not wide enough similar to a goldfish bowl, because its the air service that matters, I am not too sure if it would be suitable for tropical my thought is no, but maybe marc or our other tropical fish keepers can help you more there.
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Re: carboys as tanks #3
yes was looking at small tropical fish but as l say need some advice on it thanks for the reply
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Re: carboys as tanks #4
Would you want to use it as it is, or could you have the top cut off, because I was wondering how you would get a heater and filter through the neck let alone the poor fish?.
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Re: carboys as tanks #5
yeh l think l will dismiss this idea and look at other tank designs.

thxs for you advice
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Re: carboys as tanks #6
Your welcome Let us know what you decide and which fish you go for.
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Re: carboys as tanks #7
Thanks for the help and makeing me feel welcome in your forum
I still think l would like small fish like guppies and neons, in a 4ft tank with the right plants ect it would look nice.
the position l was going to put the carboy was in an exposed fire place, with the right lighting as well it should make a nice focel point.
so if any of you members have done or have pictures would be nice to see them posted on forum.
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Re: carboys as tanks #8
Have you thought about putting plants into your carboy as it would still make a nice focal point then
Also a 4ft tank would give you lots of selection and should look lovely
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Re: carboys as tanks #9
make an excellant planter, and look good in the fireplace with maybe some spot lights, shame it would look good to,
but not practical.
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Re: carboys as tanks #10
Or even coloured glass beads, If you like silk plants instead of real plants then you could have display in it, a few choices which will look nice in a fire place