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Old 01-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Lid for a tank?

Hello! I bought a 60 gallon tank last night, used. It came with two glass pieces as a lid, but they only cover 1/3 of the top each leaving he middle third open. I'm planning on having gobies in this tank, and I really really don't want them to go carpet surfing, therefore I need a tight fitting, completely closed lid. I wouldn't know where to get one in the first place, but it's made even more difficult by the fact that the tank is custom made (was in a wall).
It is 4 feet long by only 1 foot deep (2 feet tall). So does anyone know where I could get/how I could make a suitable lid?
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Go to the hardware store and purchase some plexiglass and make a lid to fit...My son made one for my hexagon and it works terrific!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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White Egg Crate Lighting Panel!!



Got mine for 12 bucks, was able to cut it to shape. Lets the O2 exchange happen, while making sure your fish does not jump.

I did have a Clown jump from the opening on the left side of my tank where the filter tube goes into. I didn't cut it tight enough, so just make sure you do. Besides that have not had a single problem now and a fish would have to try very hard to jump out of my tank.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:31 AM   #4
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White Egg Crate Lighting Panel!!

Got mine for 12 bucks, was able to cut it to shape. Lets the O2 exchange happen, while making sure your fish does not jump.

I did have a Clown jump from the opening on the left side of my tank where the filter tube goes into. I didn't cut it tight enough, so just make sure you do. Besides that have not had a single problem now and a fish would have to try very hard to jump out of my tank.
The tank actually has drilled holes in the bottom for a cannister filter, so the lid would seal the entire thing. Where did you get that paneling???? That's exactly what I've been looking for- I need a breeding grate for my clawed frogs!!
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Home Depot is where I got mine. Low's should have it as well.
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That's in the lighting section. It's light diffuser for overhead florescent lighting.
You could make a mesh lid out of pond netting stapled to a simple wood frame. This would still allow gas exchange and not diffuse light.
Pond Nets and Netting: Black Pond Netting
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Mr_X. Yeah, that would be a great idea! I might look into that as well.
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That's in the lighting section. It's light diffuser for overhead florescent lighting.
You could make a mesh lid out of pond netting stapled to a simple wood frame. This would still allow gas exchange and not diffuse light.
Pond Nets and Netting: Black Pond Netting
Fantastic idea!! Then the wood frame could even match the stand. Thank you all so much!
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