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Old 09-07-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Light??

I recently bought a juwel monolux 80 tank second hand, I knew it didn't come with a light but thought it would be a simple fix of just putting a new light in the holder (dumb I know) but anyway I got the tank home and turned the lid over only to find that someone had cut/pulled the light off and somehow ripped the plastic off with it so my question is how do I now put a light in there? I've seen lights that stick with suctions to any part in your tank that's got glass but i'm worried that if I buy one of them I will only be able to see a certain section of the tank lit up. I've attached a picture of the lid, would there be any way of attaching a light to the top of the lid or would the lid burn with the heat of the light.
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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You could buy a retrofit lighting kit and install it inside the hood.

I take it that tank is a non-standard size and can't just buy some inexpensive glass tops for it?
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You could buy a retrofit lighting kit and install it inside the hood.

I take it that tank is a non-standard size and can't just buy some inexpensive glass tops for it?
It's not that hard to make a glass lid either.
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Why not just get new pieces of glass cut to go in the whole and silicone them back in?
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You could buy a retrofit lighting kit and install it inside the hood.

I take it that tank is a non-standard size and can't just buy some inexpensive glass tops for it?
I've not looked into glass tops as I imagined it would cost quite a bit to buy but I'll have a look into it thanks!
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Why not just get new pieces of glass cut to go in the whole and silicone them back in?
Do you mean getting a few pieces of glass and sticking them where the holes are? sorry being a thicko here!
If so I don't know what the lid is supposed to look like but I just know it's ripped as the plastic has all jagged edges and looks broken.
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