Pictures and ideas for making a terrarium out of a fish tank.

Turn an old fish tank into a terrarium! its genius! and I happen to have an empty fish tank :D
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Since the lighting is so little and the only filter is an Eheim, it was probably a fish-only tank, not a reef tank. The lights probably need replacing, since they only put out effective light for about 6-12 months. I also doubt that the tank was drilled. I would do a false bottom though, because it will help to raise the bottom for you. Because your tank is so big, you will need a stronger pump if you do a waterfall, and stonger pumps are bigger pumps, and they need to be totally submerged in the water of the false bottom, so I'm guessing you'd need a false bottom to be about 5 inches deep. And go return that charcoal and lava rock right now, because it's useless. You want a false bottom, not a so-called 'drainage' layer. Trust me, I used to have that in my terrarium, and it sucks. It also makes the tank a lot heavier.
Cactus Terrarium-hmm? Maybe Dave can do something like this with that old fish tank?
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This guide is about converting an aquarium into a terrarium. When your fish tank is worn out or you do not need it anymore, recycle it into a controlled environment for plants or reptiles. Turning a fish tank into a terrarium.. Wish me luck with this project! :D
Photo provided by FlickrI have a small, 10 gal. fishtank that I would like to convert into a terrarium, but I would like to know:
Photo provided by FlickrWe have a 55 gallon fish tank that leaks in spite of our efforts to seal it over and over again. We are thinking of making a terrarium. Hmmm.
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How to make a Terrarium in 4 steps … The size of your container will affect the amount of materials you will need and use: 1. The first layer is rocks, which you can purchase at pet, garden or craft stores. Add enough to the bottom for adequate drainage. 2. The next layer is activated charcoal, which you can get at pet or garden stores (it is used in fish tanks). Add a thin layer over the rocks. 3. Depending on the depth of your container, you will next add soil. Leave enough ...This guide is about converting an aquarium into a terrarium. When your fish tank is worn out or you do not need it anymore, recycle it into a controlled environment for plants or reptiles.Create a hip looking terrarium from an old fish tank! Grab some soil, succulents, moss and fun decorations to add to the tank. Lightly water and display your masterpiece. Sure to add life to any room!How to make a Terrarium in 4 steps … The size of your container will affect the amount of materials you will need and use: 1. The first layer is rocks, which you can purchase at pet, garden or craft stores. Add enough to the bottom for adequate drainage. 2. The next layer is activated charcoal, which you can get at pet or garden stores (it is used in fish tanks). Add a thin layer over the rocks. 3. Depending on the depth of your container, you will next add soil. Leave enough ...Create a hip looking terrarium from an old fish tank! Grab some soil, succulents, moss and fun decorations to add to the tank. Lightly water and display your masterpiece. Sure to add life to any room!You can use a fish tank -- or aquarium -- to make a terrarium. The key to making an attractive terrarium that will thrive is to layer gravel, charcoal and soil to create a suitable growing environment for your plants. Once your terrarium is set up, it will require very little care to maintain.