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Old 04-02-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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a 2ft x 4ft piece of it cost right at $14 with tax at home depot
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:28 AM   #12
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Eggcrate is nice but I want as less evap as possible , acrylic for thick pieces is expensive , but ill probably just have to deal with it
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #13
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Yeah stick with solid top then. I have a 36 gallon reef tank and lose about 1/4 gallon a day if not more than that
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #14
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I'd stay away from plexi if you are setting your light on it. Unless you go really thick you will have sagging issues and some have reported yellowing.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:29 AM   #15
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a 2ft x 4ft piece of it cost right at $14 with tax at home depot
And a big sheet of acrylic is like $60 - $90 3ftx6ft
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #16
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Wow glass is cheaper than that. there is a aquarium builder here that makes lids too and plate glass is 1-3$ per sq foot
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #17
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I used acrylic from lowes 1/4 in thick and it bows across the span of my 110g tank. It does have a brace in the middle. The worst place was on top of my 30g sump it curled up at the corners. I would go with glass far cheaper
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Ok thanks
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #19
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I used acrylic from lowes 1/4 in thick and it bows across the span of my 110g tank. It does have a brace in the middle. The worst place was on top of my 30g sump it curled up at the corners. I would go with glass far cheaper
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