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Old 01-06-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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180 glass tops

I just finished picking up my new glass tops for my 180. Unfortunately I have an older one center brace support 180 so it was hard to find hinged tops. I went and ordered 2 solid tops. After picking them up and coming back to work I started thinking that they were small. Was wondering if anyone with a 180 would be able to approximate the sizing....length and width I should have ordered. Approximating is fine since I have to account for a return and 2 overflows...but any help to ease my mind until I get home would be great.

I ordered them 1/4" thick....34 3/4" across and 14 3/4" front to back.
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Old 01-06-2005, 05:43 PM   #2
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Check around at local hardware stores. A couple of them by my house cut glass to whatever size you want, and it is cheap.
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Old 01-06-2005, 05:51 PM   #3
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Fortunately these weren't too bad considering what hinged "aquarium" tops costs. I think I paid $32 for the pair.
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Old 01-07-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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SWEEET! Got home last night...unwrapped my new tops and VOILA! Fit perfectly. One of my old ones had craked and they were both scummy and too short. I was losing about 5 gallons a day in evaporation which played havoc on the skimmer because I couldn't keep a constant water level. Anyone have a suggestion on how far off the glass I should be keeping my PC lights? I think that may have been the cause of the cracking on one piece.
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