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Old 03-09-2018, 11:11 PM   #1
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Need a cover for my 90 gallon salt!!

I need to get a split cover for my tank, any suggestions would be amazing Click image for larger version

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You can cut light defuser, which you can get at any home improvement store or bulkreefsupply.com has a really nice net cover that many other members have utilized.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:22 AM   #3
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I cut light diffueser for my 90. It does block a fair amount of light and throws wonky shadows. On my reef tank I used aluminum screen track and plastic netting. Looks and functions way better. You can buy the netting tops, they look slick but they're pricey.
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How do you use the egg crate?

Egg crate is a plastic light defuser you can buy at home depot for around $15

you can cut it with a pair of sharp wire cutters sizzors just shatter the plastic

heres a pict of it on the bottom before the sand

also the top it can be done 2 ways with a glass lid the rubber hing was glued to the egg crate or with the egg crate cut out and strapped on with zip ties

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This is how to cut it with out it shattering all over

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you can also use it for dividers in your tank or coral racks when acclimating your new corals

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sorry didn't have a pict of the divider that can be either silicone in or it can be cut to be a tight fit and wedged into place only thing is sometimes they come loose
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If you are interested in a glass top, try a local glass/window company. They'll cut to your dimensions and you can get it in thicknesses a pre-fab top might not come in; it'll also be a fraction of the cost. I had two panels cut to top a 40 breeder and it ran me 19$ after tax! The first shop I had called only did work with commercial/industrial customers but they directed me to a shop that did residential/private work. Stick-on handles could make for easier moving but I just lift them off whenever I'm working in the tank.

If you go this route, make sure to ask them to 'swipe' the edges so they aren't sharp
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