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Old 01-04-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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Glass Tops...

Are there any places online to get glass tops for an aquarium? The glass place here wants over $200.00 to make my custom tops, with notches for the hoses and Emperor filter cut out. That's just more than I want to pay.
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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yep, I was looking at some today check it out:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...1&N=2004&Nty=1

I'm purchasing the 2 24" ones for my new 55....it has the center brace.

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Precisely, get the sort with the plastic bit in the back that you cut out yourself....cutting all those little notches is what is driving your local glass guys price up.
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Cool, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks......
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No problem....glad to help!
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:47 PM   #6
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Know of anywhere to get one for a bowfront? Would like to get a little bigger fixture so I can have more wattage and plant my 26G bowfront. And I don't want my fish jumping out, lol.
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Might have to have that cut locally...or order one from whomever manufactured your tank.
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If you are going to a planted tank, with your increased wattage, you might want to rethink getting a glass top. I have a new tank on order and plan to do a planted tank in addition to a community tank. Advice I have received is not to use a glass top on planted tanks. The glass top will stop the wavelengths of light that the plants need and allow the wavelengths to pass that alge thrives on. I have ordered a canopy for my tank, which you might want to look into for your tank.
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I was also looking at a 24" fixture that I think might fit on my hood. It's a single 65W CF, but since that's a lot of wattage, will probably go with the 50/50 bulb, unless I can find a 55W 24", which would keep at about 2w/g.
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I would stick with the 65 watts of light. Even for a 26 gallon, you might have better luck with plants. I'll be running 3 watts per gallon with my new tank. The advice I have heard is from 2 to 5 watts per gallon for most plants.
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