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Why would you bother screwing with a fish tank?


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Posted by AnthonyCaponetto on December 16, 2002 at 14:32:11:

In Reply to: In defense of fish tanks.......: ) posted by Nyarlathotep on December 14, 2002 at 06:59:53:

Why bother when you can just buy a cage that already does what you need it to? If you're in Canada, sure, it might be easier to buy a tank and modify it, but not everyone lives in Canada. =)

But, by the time someone spends all the cash on a 55 gallon fish tank, then buys a screen top, then buys the piece of acrylic (plexiglass) to modify it, you would be better off just buying an arboreal snake cage. Add up all those costs, and tell me if you can do it for less than $150. Doubtful.

:I like fish tanks for my high humidity herps....piece of glass or plexi over half the top works fine for me. I'm a fan of the "spray more" method. I would rather have the air-flow. Plus it's a pain in the arse to get arboreal cages in Canada.
:Or you can turn the cage on it's side (not with a 55!), that way the condensation builds on the top of the tank, instead of evaporating.

:I really hate to house snakes together....to expensive to risk....

::ATBs require higher humidity, so a screen top will not work for you unless you have acrylic cut to fit securely over the screen...which will help hold in the humidity.

::By the time you buy the tank and have the acryllic cut, you'll be spending more money than it's worth. I'd try to get a plastic arboreal cage of some sort.

::I would also not house two ATBs (or any snakes) together if you can avoid it. There's a myriad of reasons for this.

:::im probly getting a 55 gallon tank for xmas.
:::is it ok to keep 2 amzon tree boas together (male & female) in it. or will they kill each other or fight or something. or should i go like 2 30 gallons.

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