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Old 05-05-2019, 08:35 PM
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I have an old 30 gallon tank (36"*12*18") that had a section built in for a skimmer style filter. Would I be able to repurpose this into a dart frog tank? What I was thinking was to turn the tank on its side (as shown in the picture) and turn the built-in section into a spot to grow bromeliads. Would the bromeliads grow with the root section inside the black section of the tank? Or are there better ways to use this tank for dart frogs?

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Hello , why not taking a good pair of gloves and a cutter with new blades and trying to separate ? the filter I mean , not your fingers !!! and if you success , depending on the place you got and the type of darts you planned to breed , you could also put it vertically .....
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:27 AM
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Hello , why not taking a good pair of gloves and a cutter with new blades and trying to separate ? the filter I mean , not your fingers !!! and if you success , depending on the place you got and the type of darts you planned to breed , you could also put it vertically .....
I tried cutting it out with a utility knife but didn't have much success, I'll trying again tonight.
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I tried cutting it out with a utility knife but didn't have much success, I'll trying again tonight.
hi there I did the same in what you are trying to do
before I started to cut the bit out
I used a hair dryer on the hottest setting to heat it up first
it will then cut a lot easier
best of luck and keep us updated with the way things go
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:53 PM
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The skimmer section is probably only held in place with silicone. You could try using some strong fishing line, or a thin guitar string and "flossing" along the edges between the glass and plastic to saw through it.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:57 AM
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Default Re: Would this work?

Thanks for the advice everyone. I have the sump divider removed now... Cleaning it up and washing it out is the next mini project.

My next question is: what's the best orientation for a tank this size?

I have space that I could set it down normally and have it open at the top (like a regular aquarium) and have it as 36*12*18", turn it in its side so it has a front opening and dimensions of 36*18*12, or turn it on its end and have it as 18*12*36.

Which option would you choose and what beginner friendly dart frogs would you put in?
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