I've been wanting to start a reef tank for several months, but haven't been able to start yet.....I don't have much extra $ and I'm going to have a baby in another month! So, instead of waiting around, I thought I could build some kind of cool fish tank without spending much money and keep myself busy for a while. I decided to try a betta tank. They look easy to keep, don't require much equipment and can live in small aquariums. In my search for ideas I came across a fish tank that looked like a gumball machine and I liked the idea. The one I saw on the internet looked cheap and a little too small. Just after Christmas I found a gumball machine for 50% off in a store, so I bought it. I also got a small heater on sale. Now, I've already begun working on this but I still wanted to be able to show what I've done in case anybody else wants to try the same thing. Here are some pics of the gumball machine I got, with and without the stand. I'll try to post some pics of what I've done to seal it up and install a heater. I still need to add lights and get a fish!