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  1. Talking Turned an 80s underwater camera casing into a beta tank

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    So in my spare time at work i found this underwater camera housing that was being thrown out and figured i would save it to do something with one day. Well i turned it into a mini beta tank or maybe 2-3 tetras. I figured if it kept water out it could keep water in and it does! i fabricated mounted lights that are well hidden and put an air hose line in for an aerator. I made a swivel stand out of scrap plexi and an old work chair wheel and polished the edges of the plexi for an LED light to shine through it.
    I was just looking for comments or questions on this crazy thing i made
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    it's certainly a neat project but how much water do you suppose it holds? From the photos it doesn't seem like it would be enough to support a fish.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
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    well it holds 1/2 a gallon... :/ im leaning towards a neon tetra since it is rather a confined space. More of a salt water dude but thought this would be a cool project that is unique

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    A single neon tetra is out of the question since they belong in groups, which that tank could not support. Honestly, the only thing I would advise keeping in there are a couple shrimp or some snails. Cool idea but just not suitable for fish.
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    Ok, thanks. Shrimp would be cool in there. I have another much larger 90s underwater casing that holds almost a gallon and a half, any fish suggestions for that? It wont be converted into a tank for months

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    Problem is, the minimum recommended tank for a betta is 5 gallons, and you may be able to get away with 3 as long as you step up the maintenance. These cases dont really allow for filtration so fish are really out of the question.
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    It will be pretty good for killing Bettas slowly I suspect.
    Bettas need access to surface air. They don't extract oxygen from water like most fish.
    At only 1/2 gallon, I would also say stick to a couple shrimps or snails.

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    Understandable about the air, but there will be 3/4in of an air space at the surface with an air/food port on rather not be killing any fish unless i could eat them

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