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Old 05-01-2006, 10:48 PM   #1
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DIY glass cover and background

Well this is my 55 gallon planted discus tank in the making. I didnt have a top because it originally was a bearded dragons tank. For my top I first measured and drew out what I wanted on paper. Fortently my mother does stained glass so all of this was free to me. If you have specific questions please let me know. For the background I just used rustolum hammered black paint.















The best part is that the glass is a smokey tint so it helps to dim the light without interfering with the light needed for the plants. overall because the glass wanted to be a PITA trying to fit because my tank molding is not straight it took two days working around 2 hours a day. I am very satisfied with it and it was 100% FREE!

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since it was used for a reptiles, i'd reseal the corners?
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:34 AM   #3
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howd you cut the holes?
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Just wondering - a bit off-topic.
Is that desk going to be the tank's stand, or is it just temporary for the building project?
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Corners have been resealed and wiped down in viniger. For the holes where the XP3 tubes come down I used a diamond embedded glass saw blade, and a grinder. No this is going in my apartment when I move in in june. For now its just a thing to get a visual idea of where I want to go with it. So its temp.
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