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Old 10-17-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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New odd sized tank... need a hood or canopy or?

I've been given a "different" sized tank, and now I'm working on setting it up.
I think it might be a "breeder" tank? I can't find a standard hood contraption on-line, yet...
The opening is 36"x16" (and 20" tall).
Suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any help...

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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Just go to a hardware store and ave them cut you a piece of glass that will fit.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:45 AM   #3
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I ended up getting a glass canopy for a slightly deeper aquarium, (36"x18" - the last 1 & 1/2" being plastic) and had a local glass shop cut out 2 nice 1/4 circle pieces out of the corners to allow me to have access for my filters etc.
So far, so good! Of course, I needed to build a center support for it out of aluminium... had fun finding an epoxy that would be strong enough and work in a wet environment, but it's all working now

I'm currently doing a fish-less cycle - ammonia is dropping and nitrates climbing

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:56 AM   #4
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