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Old 10-03-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question How can I repair this?

This is my glass canopy cover for my tank. Can i use something to piece this back together?
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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I would replace the whole thing with a new piece of glass (pretty cheap from a glass shop) or get a larger piece of acryclic and cut it yourself.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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I agree its in pretty bad shape, just replace it.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:38 AM   #4
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That's the thing that goes under the light right? I'd say replace it...the glass is pretty rough too..
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:46 PM   #5
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you can save the hinge and reuse it, iv done that on a few glass tops. mite even be able to cut the handel off and put it on the new glass with some 3m two sided foam tape(find at walmart of a hardware store, or even autozone) its used to hold the badges on your car, like the f-series or the 1500 badges on pickup truck fenders
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Because of the nature of the break, you could silicone it back together, but it would not be as good as a new piece of glass.
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Because of the nature of the break, you could silicone it back together, but it would not be as good as a new piece of glass.
or duck-tape
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:48 PM   #8
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Duct tape shouldn't be anywhere near an aquarium...IMO........
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or duck-tape
Really?

You also don't want to use plexiglass. If you use a thin piece, the heat from your light will warp it. If you go too thick, your light will be worthless.

Go to a glass store and get a piece cut is a good idea but probably not the cheapest.

Or, got to a LFS and get a new one. I have many spare parts from replacing glass canopies, never know when you'll need a new hinge since they do wear out.
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