Junne what lights do you currently keep? Are they on top, or under the hood? My fish are jumpers and I need a glass hood for my DIY lights.
But the Versatop is just a hood.... Right?
Thank you- on your light fixture do you use extra bulbs?
Here in the US at Lowes or Home Depot it's called panel molding (this particular shape is ""), so you might try searching for "corner moulding" or other UK variants. It's used to join FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) wall panels together and around corners if that helps.HI all!
My only issue is finding the "outside plastic moulding" in the correct shape (I have posted a photo of I'm after below) I'm based in the UK, so I can't order it from the link that Simply Betta have supplied.
The moulding used for this technique is super common and found in hard ware stores pretty much around the world. I’m not sure what acrylic goes for in the UK be here, glass is cheaper. I’ve used this type of lid before until I finally went lidless a couple years ago.
Depending on how wide your tank is, the acrylic will sag.
I have thin acrylic lids on 12 inch/30 cm cube tanks and the lids sag.
Here in the US at Lowes or Home Depot it's called panel molding (this particular shape is ""), so you might try searching for "corner moulding" or other UK variants. It's used to join FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) wall panels together and around corners if that helps.
I can't provide any firsthand experience with acrylic lids, but I used cheap plate glass from Lowes ($5.68 for a ) cut into 3 pieces 5.5x19.25". With some light sanding to take off the sharp edges it actually looks quite nice for a <$10 lid.
I’m planning on making a glass lid for a 20 long. I’m in college and have been making some stained glass candle holders with scrap stained glass so I’ve gotten some experience cutting glass. I have a chipped 10 gallon which I’m going to make a 2 piece lid out of.
This is one of the pieces I have made. Please keep posting on how your acrylic one comes out! In the U.S. the glass is much cheaper but since I have access to the tools and a damaged tank I’m gonna roll with it.
Wow, that's looks incredible!
I know, it's so strange isn't it?! Here in the UK the lid I'm planning to make will cost around £15. If I made it with glass, I'd be looking at at least £50! If the acrylic dummy works out, I will totally invest in the glass, and all I'd have to do is swap out the sheets, so that makes it simple and more affordable. Also, since this is my first DIY project, I figure if I make a mistake, it's no big deal with acrylic.
I will totally be posted an update of before and after photos! Hopefully I'll be able to get started real soon
When you do go to glass make sure to try the cuts on some old single pane windows if you can. The glass doesn’t cut it actually breaks along scratches put into it. I’ll do a post on my 20 long build
Okay, cool. Yes, please do! I'd love to see the outcome
The chipped 10 gallon ended up cracking apart when I went to take it apart so I’m going to check if I can get my hands on another piece of glass ;(
Oh no! That sucks... Are there no salvageable pieces?
I talked to Brother Mark (he’s a monk at Saint Vincent who has taught me stained glass) and he had a piece that is long enough to stretch the whole tank that he’s gonna let me use. I plan on cleaning up what’s left so he can use the smaller pieces to teach new students how to cut glass. The clear glass is the easiest to cut and is very cheap compared to the textured and colored glass.
I ended up using some scrap acrylic he had laying around. There’s a few scratches but I’ll be able to drill holes for my canister filter’s intake and output hoses.
I used the same molding shown in the video.
Never seen or had one that gave you the option for two hob filters. I wouldn’t try cutting into it though because of the wiring that’s inside for the lights. If you want extra filtration you can run a sponge filterI’ve been out of the game for a few years and just recently bought a new tank. I bought a 29g “all in one” combo at petsmart. It came with tank, filter, heater, thermostat, lid w light, and a fish net. The filter is decent, nothing fancy but I’m looking for low maintenance fish so the filter should be able to handle that.
The tank lid is my question. Back in my day, lids came with an opening for your filter to be, which this lid has... but on most lids I’ve seen it gives you an option to pop off a piece of the other side so you can run 2 HOB filters.
Are those not a thing anymore? Has anyone had an luck modifying this new style lid to allow for two HOBs?
With my previous fish, there was no such thing as over filtration. Is that the same for all fish?
I’m just looking for a community tank but if I only have room for 1 HOB, I’m thinking of just getting an AC110 but worry that’s too much for a 29g