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Old 07-14-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 40G breeder tank. I have a beautiful versa-top hood for it too. I have a problem though. My tank's plastic frame is so thick that it doesn't for the versa-top. Would it be ok to try and file and shave the inside of the frame to fit the versa-top? It misses it by about 1/8 of an inch. Thanks.

I realize it would be better to shave that than the versa-top since that's made of tempered glass.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:53 PM   #2
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Im in the same boat, rather frustrating.. I'm thinking of just taking it to the glass guy and seeing if he'll cut it down and polish it..

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Im in the same boat, rather frustrating.. I'm thinking of just taking it to the glass guy and seeing if he'll cut it down and polish it..

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Yeah. I'm honestly at a loss. I love the top. It's very nice. But my frame is so thick that it doesn't fit the top at all.
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Yup, it's a good heavy top, tight to the hob ' s, great handle that doesn't rip right off. I got mine with. 30b I had to replace recently with a Tetra 40b.. the top is literally an 1/8" too long..i asked about scoring and snapping the excess off and apparently it's easier said than done.. i figure our glass guys have the proper tools to do it right.. otherwise I'll have new glass cut and reuse the union and handle..have you called a glass shop?

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Yup, it's a good heavy top, tight to the hob ' s, great handle that doesn't rip right off. I got mine with. 30b I had to replace recently with a Tetra 40b.. the top is literally an 1/8" too long..i asked about scoring and snapping the excess off and apparently it's easier said than done.. i figure our glass guys have the proper tools to do it right.. otherwise I'll have new glass cut and reuse the union and handle..have you called a glass shop?

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So I figured how to do this. The aqueon versa-top won't work. Go to petco and get the tetra glass canopy. It's 36.99 and fits like a glove. Recommend it highly!
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Yah.. luckily I can return the top I have with the faulty tank it came with.. i may not even get a top.. the 2 current leds I just put on look way better without it haha

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