Originally Posted by acewiza
I made a top for the 20-gal
using the clear acrylic. Polycarbonate would be better (more rigid). It has aluminum angle edges JB welded along the hinge sides with a simple strip of Duck tape for the hinge. Works really well and fits perfectly for materials cost about half the price of a store-bought cover. One of these days I'm going to make a hood for the big tank with wood and a whole-top lid opening with the lights mounted under it. I need more opening space to work with the large pieces of decor that don't fit through the current lid openings.
Thanks for the quick reply!
I was looking towards acrylic lids as well but I liked the appeal of the polycarbonate because of the ridges. Was also planning to do a DIY LED
light made from PVC
roof housing which seems to fit nicely over the top of the polycarbonate roofing. Do you have pics of your lid?
What I'm trying to figure out is what I can do/use to hold the lid from sliding side to side as the edges of the tank on the Width don't have a lip to hold it in place. Any ideas?
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