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Old 10-02-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone turned a glass carboy into a fish tank?

Cuz I think it would be cool.

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Old 10-02-2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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why would you waste a carboy like that?

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Old 10-02-2009, 06:31 AM   #3
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Cuz it would be cool, duh.

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keg 6 -


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Old 10-02-2009, 11:30 AM   #4
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you would need small fish to get em in there. and dont even think about the little sunken pirate ship

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:03 PM   #5
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It would work fine but I wouldn't use any stone in the bottom, I'd put it on top of a light box. Filtration would be the touchy part. You'd probably want an external canister filter with just in/out tubing.

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:20 PM   #6
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Well, when those little buggers inevitable shuffle off this mortal coil, how you gonna get them out?

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What's better for a fish tank -- glass or PET ?

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Would be a pain to clean... Clever idea though!

The only problem I see is won't the beer eventually kill the fish?!?!? And frankly, I wouldn't want to waste 5 gallons of delicious beer on a few guppies.

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Brilliant, I get it. Then you can turn your 20 gallon aquarium into a fermentor!

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It would certainly be fun to watch fermentation in an open 55 gallon glass box.

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