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Old 04-08-2018, 03:06 AM   #1
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Removing the hinge on glass top

I always felt that the hinge on the versa tops were in the way. It limited where I could place the light. And it blocked the light from the flash mounted above the tank when doing photography. The hinge was easier to remove than I thought it would be. I thought the hinge was glued to the glass, but it wasn't on the 20 long top. I'm going to do this to the 10 and then I'll take some flash pics and see if light from the flash is not blocked.

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My Aqueon is 46G stiffly in place but it can slide out. Good for cleaning.
I recently sold a 29g with the back pane of glass separate but it was a rectangle tank. I got it used and it came that way from someone else.
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I've always removed the hinge from mine as well. It always seems to be right where the light needs to go.
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Iíve done this on my 30Ē top. It can be stubborn; broke a top in the process. I cut off 2Ē sections and only use those as the hinges.
Ironically, while cleaning a top (hinge intact), I was rinsing it with hot water and one of the glass panes just slid out of the hinge. Face palm moment.
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easiest way of doing it is to heat it up with a blow drier they come right off
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easiest way of doing it is to heat it up with a blow drier they come right off
Not really necessary? They clip on.. I use the fresh20 method myself..
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