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Old 04-24-2008, 07:20 PM   #11
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Or you can use a pair of needle nose pliars and just grab and twist.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:04 PM   #12
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you can get it in chrome as well, egg crate is great stuff for many uses, if you look closely you will notice it is tapered, on one face its thin the other is thick, the thicker side will block more light and can be used that way when changing bulbs for acclimation
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:14 PM   #13
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I would really like to see a photo of what an eggcrate top looks like on an aquarium. If anybody has the time that would be awesome.
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I would stick with the white. The crome will flake over time and I don't think you wan that stuff in your tank.
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I wanted to give you guys an update. Before I left for work yesterday, I removed the front part of the glass top. That made all the difference. I guess that allowed the heat to escape because the temp was fine when I got home last night.

I am still gong to purchase eggcrate this weekend. Thanks for the advice.
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I would stick with the white. The crome will flake over time and I don't think you wan that stuff in your tank.
if it was used for rock support in the tank I would agree, for a top cover? if its getting wet I would think there was something that needed attention as salt creep flakes will burn corals if they land on them
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:36 AM   #17
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Talking Here is what I did

I followed the advise I got here on AA when I had the same problem. We took the glass top back to the LFS and got store credit, which we promptly used. However, my can't just keep it simple, husband made a few adjustments. I did not like the look of the white egg crate for lighting, since where I placed my tank when you walk down the stairs into my living room it is the first thing you see. BUT we found the silver and yes we noticed it flacked off. Here is where my husband got creative. He cut the plastic with a tool they use for cutting foam. It looks like a solder gun with a thick wire on the end. It stunk to high heaven, but it made a beautiful smooth edge (which we needed for a bow front). Then to take care of the flaking he sprayed several thin layers of clear spray paint on it. It has been a few months now with frequently lifting and touching, banging around dropping on the floor and cat inquiry and no flaking. On the pic you will see a black patch, that is just solid thick foam used for cabinet liner. I did not like the algae growing in the overflow shoot, so I though if I got rid of the light going in there it would slow the growth down. I know this is a little extra work, but I am very happy with how it looks, since it is the focal point of the living room. Hope this helps.
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Your husband can cut my eggcrate any day
Very professional job!
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Thanks for posting the pic of the eggcrate. I have a sheet sitting in my garage and haven't been motivated enough to cut it for my 46g bow. What is the name of the tool that was used to cut the eggcrate???
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