Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-18-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6
versa tops stability

I'm pretty much a novice with aquariums, I have a 13 gallon with a few guppies now I plan on getting my 55gallon cichlid started..As I'm buying parts...I purchased 2 24" aqueon versa tops. My tank has the black lip and bracket in the middle and the tops sort of just sit up ON the bracket and lip and not quite actually fit "in" as I thought it was supposed to like a hood does. Am I wrong? Is it supposed to fit like that?(See attached image) If it does, what can I do to make this a secure fit
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tanktop.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	52.0 KB
ID:	279393  
__________________

__________________
msbarksdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 08:14 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 18,384
Does it fit into the lip side to side? Just not front to back?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 08:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6
No it doesn't fit in either see attached
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	frontside.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	46.6 KB
ID:	279396   Click image for larger version

Name:	front.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	35.5 KB
ID:	279397  

Click image for larger version

Name:	side.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	39.1 KB
ID:	279398  
__________________
msbarksdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 08:27 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 18,384
Wrong brand. Certain brands fit certain brands but they're not all interchangeable. What brand tank?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 08:29 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brookster123 View Post
Wrong brand. Certain brands fit certain brands but they're not all interchangeable. What brand tank?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
That definitely must be the issue, I have a tetra tank with Aqueon lids the lids were a gift, lol Oh boy
__________________
msbarksdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 08:46 PM   #6
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,527
the plastic back section is designed to sit over the rear lip not inside it you will see a straight glide under lid of plastic there usually are 2 of them as some tanks are a little narrower than others , the plastic section is made to be cut depending on the tank size.
now to fit the filters you'll need to cut out the plastic in the area you want your filter I use a dremel to cut it as it cuts neater and easier ,

Just caught you newer post as I missed it as I was typing what brand tank do you have?
aquaeon tanks use a versa brand glass top
tetra tanks use only a tetra glass top as the tank sizes are different even though there both 55g ones like a 1/4 inch different than the other , you can bring your top to a glass shop and have it cut it wont shatter as it's not the glass that breaks into tiny pieces
forgot the 2 names of the different glass I know them just don't come to mind
I had mine cut down
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 09:13 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by 54seaweed View Post
the plastic back section is designed to sit over the rear lip not inside it you will see a straight glide under lid of plastic there usually are 2 of them as some tanks are a little narrower than others , the plastic section is made to be cut depending on the tank size.
now to fit the filters you'll need to cut out the plastic in the area you want your filter I use a dremel to cut it as it cuts neater and easier ,

Just caught you newer post as I missed it as I was typing what brand tank do you have?
aquaeon tanks use a versa brand glass top
tetra tanks use only a tetra glass top as the tank sizes are different even though there both 55g ones like a 1/4 inch different than the other , you can bring your top to a glass shop and have it cut it wont shatter as it's not the glass that breaks into tiny pieces
forgot the 2 names of the different glass I know them just don't come to mind
I had mine cut down
Its actually reversed I have a Tetra Tank(55gallon) and Aqueon tops(2 24" tops), I wished I had known this its ok I may have to get the glass cut thanks, I really dont want to purchase new one-since these were gifted-But since the glass doesn't fit IN the lip the plastic section doesnt even sit down in it.
__________________
msbarksdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 09:24 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
coralbandit's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Saratoga,NY
Posts: 5,248
also just to mention besides the different brands thatI believe even my 20g tall versa top does not fit on my 55.They are different.
Aqueon » Versa-Top? Hinged Glass Tops | Products
The difference is in the width of the brace on the 55.It is not the same as 24" 20g tall opening.
__________________

__________________
Mr.bandit is my YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcS...zPAhmB9QK0UvMA
https://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auct...sp&Coralbandit
^^These are my weekly sales^^ GOT RAMS ???
coralbandit is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: For sale: 55g tank, filter, sand, versa tops Zimmanski Archive 0 01-23-2013 12:38 PM
Versa Tops question Ljk09 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 11-14-2012 12:19 AM
Versa Tops and Lighting 1 LARA Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 0 06-07-2012 02:18 PM
48" strip light, two 22" Versa-Tops FS7 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 02-29-2012 09:49 PM
Aqueon Versa glass tops don't fit. Can I cut them? Tim Wheatley General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 9 02-14-2011 05:32 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.