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Old 04-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I have had a huge issue for a while now with my tank,(150g or so) I cannot seem to find a lid or glass to fit it,. Does anyone have light weight diy lids u made ideas or layouts for me! I also use 4 ft t8 lighting so it sits on top
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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I bought my 75 gallon from craigslist and it came with a pretty creative lid. The guy had 4 pieces of glass cut for him by a local glass shop, then put plastic trim pieces on the edges and the lid was complete. I broke a piece and had it re-cut for $6 so i'm guessing the whole thing probably only cost around $40 or $50.

You can google "custom glass aquarium lid" and look for ideas in the images search or I can post some pics of my lid if you'd like.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:29 AM   #3
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Acrylic sheets from Lowe's or home depot
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Plexiglass from lowes.

Eggcrate if its a saltwater tank also from lowes
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:28 AM   #5
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Plexiglass from lowes.

Eggcrate if its a saltwater tank also from lowes
Eggcrate?

And the acrylic cuts real nice with a router or a jigsaw with a fine tooth blade. I did one for my buddies 250 g last year and he loves it.
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I use eggcrate lighting diffuser for my saltwater tank. It allows you to have a open top without risk of jumpers
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Does the salt not damage it. And by eggcrate do u mean the stuff that covers the fluorescent lights in office buildings?
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Does the salt not damage it. And by eggcrate do u mean the stuff that covers the fluorescent lights in office buildings?
Yes that is called eggcrate. Its made of plastic so no the salt does not damage it. I even use it to make frag racks to hold new pieces of coral
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The checkered stuff not the solid stuff. Here is the top of my tank
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Ahhh that's good to know and I bet its much cheaper than a sheet of acrylic too.ty
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