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Old 02-29-2008, 12:43 AM   #1
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Home-made aquarium lids?

I have a 10 gal and a 20 long that didnt come with lids or lights. The hoods at walmart are really expensive so im trying to find a temperary solution untill we can afford it.

(well the 10gal with the snails and frogs has a larg hood that hangs over all the sides, i have no idea what size tank it went to, but it keeps them in)

Has anyone tried to make some sort of canvas top? How did you fasten it? Did you use wood or someother material for the edges?

Sorry if this has been answered before, i tried to do a search, but didnt really find exact answers and im kinda a !
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I have read alot about egg crate hoods?? Help...i have no idea what that means!!!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:23 AM   #3
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Here is a link about using eggcrate for hoods:
Where to find black eggcrate for a coral reef aquarium

I haven't used it but I understand that it's popular among SW tank owners. A closed top can sometimes cause pH problems, but some type of covering is needed to prevent fish from jumping out.

It sounds like you have freshwater tanks. You could still use this as a tank cover until you're ready to buy a hood. I don't know if you can set a light fixture on this eggcrate like you could a hinged glass top.

I have hinged glass tops on my tanks. The 10 gallon glass top wasn't expensive. A 20 long top may be expensive.

Take a look at this site for hoods and glass tops:

Discount Aquarium Supplies, Tropical Fish Supplies and Fish Tank Supplies from Foster & Smith
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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Thank you so much for your reply!! Im going to order a couple of hoods from Discount Aquarium Supplies, Tropical Fish Supplies and Fish Tank Supplies from Foster & Smith!!

They have really good prices! Very economical! Now im really excited!
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Here is another place:

Glass Aquarium Canopies and Accessories at AquariumGuys.com
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