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Old 04-22-2006, 07:47 PM   #11
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Oh ..gothca.I really couldn't say with out seeing the tank and wether or not the strip is elevated.It looks like it set up for two tops,so two all glass lids make sense to me...but if it is even with the lip of the tank then one big one would do it as well I think.
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:50 PM   #12
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Okay. I'm so anxious to get this going next weekend, I want to get this right. I was so lucky to get this in the first place. I can pick it up. He is ten miles from my house and I found it on ebay. Weird.

I'll be careful with the brands like brianny says. I know I looked at these before when I was shopping, but they are in a box and I didn't open them.
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:19 PM   #13
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when you buy glass hood the galls only covers 95% the whole back is uncoverd and it comes with a plastic attachment that slides onto the glass and reaches the backend of the tank. this plastic is what you cut and make the space you need to let cables, hoses and filters.
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:32 PM   #14
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I found the one I need I think. Hopefully I can find one without having to order it.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113765

Now I need to figure out if I will need one light strip or two separate ones. Help! Anyone have one of these?
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:27 AM   #15
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I have a 48" strip light on one of my 55's, with the glass tops too. The light was included with a used tank/stand/hood deal, but the glass in the plastic covers was broken, and practically impossible to get out. I bought some hinge and clear plastic strip for the covers at the lfs, and got some 3/16" glass cut to make the covers for the tank. It's actually cheaper to buy the covers than to buy the components separately, but the glass I got is thicker and heavier, and fits a little better than the regular set I bought for the other 55. I epoxied some spare drawer pull knobs on the front glass for handles, much nicer than the cheap plastic ones that come with the regular sets.
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Old 04-23-2006, 07:24 AM   #16
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If you don't intend to grow plants, I'd buy a single 48" strip light. Too much light can cause algae problems. Have fun with your new tank.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:54 AM   #17
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My 55 has a center support, so the there are two lids, one for each side. I use a single strip light 4 feet long, which spans both lids. I have it positioned behind the hinge, so that I can open each lid when I want to.
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Now I know I'll be doing the right thing. It stinks to come home with the wrong size.
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