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Old 11-04-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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Hinged glass hoods

Was in the (not so local) fish store yesterday and they had some AquaQube aquariums with hinged glass hoods (literally just a hinge with a plain sheet of glass which sits over the tank) and a clip on light fitment, and they looked great!

I'd love to so something like that with my 18x10 guppy tank, but is there anywhere which would sell such a thing?

Here's the tank I'd like a decent hood for:


edit: I actually don't need it to be hinged really! Just something which would sit on the top perhaps with a little space at the front and back to allow air in (as well as the wires for the heater and filter!)
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:43 AM   #2
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I have glass canopies on two of my tanks and I'm planning on putting one on my 40B that's cycling. I don't have any clip-on light fixtures, but I just rest the fixture on top of the glass. Google "glass canopy" or "Versa Top".
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I also think that just the glass from the front of a photo frame would do the job, trouble is finding it in the right size!
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The trick is making sure the glass is thick enough. The glass canopies use 1/8" glass for small canopies and 3/16" glass for anything over 36" long. You can actually buy the hinge, handle, and plastic filler piece separately.
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The trick is making sure the glass is thick enough. The glass canopies use 1/8" glass for small canopies and 3/16" glass for anything over 36" long. You can actually buy the hinge, handle, and plastic filler piece separately.
The tank is only 18"x10" so I don't need anything too fancy!
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You can go to any glass shop and they can custom cut it for you for cheap. Shouldn't be more than $20. Then buy a small piano hinge from the hardware store and silicone it on.

You also might want to consider finding a solution for propping up your light fixture first though, unless you plan to have it sit directly on the glass. That light strip is not as wide as your tank so the mounting legs might look a bit funny.
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I agree with Chizer if you buy it at a petstore it might be more expensive.
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Marineland Perfecto Glass Canopies | Glass Canopies | Aquarium Stands & Canopies | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com try this website.
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tyr that pet place website it will give u an idea. if you have a petsmart or petco you can call
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here is just one of the many sites that have them...Perfecto Glass Aquarium Canopies [Glass Canopies] - $4.14 : Aqua Terras, Aquarium, Terrarium and Pond Supplies
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