Originally Posted by Snowdr
Did you make your hood/cover for the 20 hex? I resealed a hex that was made in 1985 and am too cheap to spend $60+ for a new top. I do not have any glass shops nearby (almost 100 miles) and am not brave enough to try to cut glass for a hex. I think acrylic is even more expensive. Any suggestions are appreciated.
I have a really good local LFS
in town and I know everyone down there. They measured and cut it for me at a local glass shop. Not gonna lie, it was a tricky cut even for them, but well worth the trouble for sure. Is yours a 20 gallon hex? Each panel on mine measures 8 3/4 on the inner rim (the lip where the lid sits). Another idea, is if it is the same size tank, maybe my LFS
could cut another one and ship it, since they are familiar with it? Honestly, I forget now what they charged me (in the $20-25 range). Not committing them as I know not every company likes to ship glass like that, but it's a idea if you are willing to pay the shipping. Of course by then you may be at $60, but what I have is excellent and they used really sturdy glass too. I would also be happy to measure for you and take some close up photos and post them if that would help!