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Old 02-22-2013, 03:20 AM   #1
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Hood for 29 gallon reef

I was wondering if anyone knows if plexiglass or regular glass was uv resistant, I am looking to make a lid for my 29 gallon out of something cheep, I broke my versa top
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plexi glass would work but over time it would start to etch from the salt eating at it turning it yellowish/gray not allowing full light or good gas exchange and also hold in excess heat solid tops don't breath very well IMO

you could always do a egg crate top ,
not only looks good but also helps with good gas exchange and lets light in and keeps fish in and lets out excess heat and the best part is it costs under $20 to do

this is the top I just put on my 40gb tank
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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Ditto..... My QT tank.
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How did you make the opening? It looks like it has a hinge or something ?
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Cut the opening you want, and then reattach it with zip-ties, which act as hinges.
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Okay thank you
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