[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: Glass vs. plastic was re: Coustom tanks -Reply
>>>10 gallons for 10-12 bucks are hard to beat.<<
>What are folks opinion on building a rack of killie tanks using glass vs.
>plastic tanks? I know that plastic is easier to plumb, but yaside from
>what other factors are there to consider?
Being in my Senior year of college I dont have alot of money so I have built
my whole fish room, for killies and fry at least, out of 5 and 10 gallon
tanks. A local Wal-mart turned into a Super Wal-Mart and was selling out
its old stands. I bought 3 for $75. They are about 4 ft. wide by 6 ft.
tall. They have three reachable rows and the top row can be used if needed
but its to tall for me. I lay my tanks longways on these rows so that I get
five, 5 gallon or four, 10 gallon tanks per row. I prefer the glass tanks
because they are much more scratch resistant, and here they are very
inexpensive. 10's run about $8 and 5's run about $10. I have looked into
several different plastic containers that seemed like they would work but
they are all more expensive and have odd shapes. I get custom glass tops
cut at a local glass place for about $2 each and viola'...cheap,
longlasting, easy to clean fishroom. I have 40 tanks on these racks for a
total cost around $500. Not counting sponge filters or air. Still for me
it was a very easy decision. Glass is just too inexpensive not to use.
GenX Killi Breeder