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Old 12-01-2020, 01:12 PM   #1
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Material for Custom Lid

I spotted something labeled Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheeting, which is a clear plastic sheeting with ribbed internal channels. It won't warp and cuts easily and about $30 for a 2 x 8 sheet.

It claims to block UV radiation. Does anyone know if this UV filtration will impact my plants?

Here's a link for the stuff: https://www.palram.com/us/product/su...te-multi-wall/
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Old 12-01-2020, 05:55 PM   #2
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Says its greenhouse approved? Looks good on paper. If you're using leds? I may be concerned about the unholy carnival/disco ball nightmare that will create. Try it though! post pics! I've burned a ton of money on aquarium experimentation. Your turn
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Old 12-10-2020, 03:47 PM   #3
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I traded some fish with a guy that had that on his 125g. Looked awesome. Very stiff. Cut to fit perfect. Loved it. And cheap for hard to find tanks
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He had plants too btw
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Old 12-23-2020, 11:19 AM   #5
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Tank lid completed

So I finally got the plants and finished the tank. No disco ball refraction from the polycarb lid and the plants are growing well.
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Looks great! I put a sheet of the poly on my santa wish list
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Looks most excellent!!!
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Where can you purchase that.
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:43 PM   #9
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I've seen it online at Lowe's and home depot. I'm sure there are other places as well
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I picked it up at Home Depot.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:14 PM   #11
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I picked it up at Home Depot.
What did you use to cut it?
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For the longer cuts I used a circular saw with a plywood blade (which has pretty fine teeth). To cut notches out for tubing I used a utility knife.
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For the longer cuts I used a circular saw with a plywood blade (which has pretty fine teeth). To cut notches out for tubing I used a utility knife.
OK, cool, thanks!
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i use clear green plexiglass and a screen cover but there are other colors of plexiglass as well
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i use clear green plexiglass and a screen cover but there are other colors of plexiglass as well
I looked at plexiglass or lexan acrylic sheets, but anything I could find was really expensive
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i got mine for like $25 or so
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i got mine for like $25 or so
That's a good deal. I have an older Perfecto 100g bow front that it's impossible to find lids for, so I need to fab some
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