diy tank cover: zebra duct tape and metal screening 10 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by Cyndi Warren, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Cyndi WarrenValued MemberMember

    It looks great. The zebra pattern gives a nice tropical feel and it stands out from the typical cover.

    This is the pattern: Solid lines are to fold, dotted lines are to cut.

    P.S. if you like it but don't want to make your own, I am offering them here:
    Decorative Tank Lids for Sale

    Materials $15 (but I had a lot of extra screening)

    Final result:

    zebra duct tape tank cover.jpg

    I also used a small but sturdy 3-drawer dresser for the stand with a board across the top to distribute the weight of the aquarium.

    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  2. riptide904Valued MemberMember

    Interesting idea, never thought of using duct tape with an aquarium :)

  3. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I like it!

  4. Cyndi WarrenValued MemberMember

    :;thx I get some "outside the bowl" ideas sometimes. (Thus the avatar). My husband says they are usually "hairbrained," But from time to time they actually work!

    :;thx is that your kitty? how cute!!!
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  5. Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    Nice! Is that the glow in the dark kind?
  6. psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Looking chic, like it. I love duct tape.
  7. Cyndi WarrenValued MemberMember

    Thanks! Duct tape is awesome. Don't know how I'd live without it. also FunTack keeps just about anything where you put it!

    Now that would be cool! But now, it doesn't :)
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  8. Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    I love duct tape as well!
    duct tape.jpg
    Just pulled those out of my drawer:;laughing
  9. Lilibeth_SeasongWell Known MemberMember

    :;hf Wonderful idea! I love zebra stripe. If I ever have the need, I might just refer back to this...
  10. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    this is AWESOME but i know i would find a way to mess it up lol
  11. Cyndi WarrenValued MemberMember

    Love it. See you could make one for a fraction of the cost!! lol


    Aww, I don't believe it. Fish keeping is a million times harder than making this lid!! lol. Your tank looks awesome!
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  12. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    That's pretty cool! I feel that the stickers would block the view of the actual fish, but that's just my take on it :)
  13. Reptiguy97Valued MemberMember

    Wow all the uses of duck tape just continues to amaze me.:D
  14. Cyndi WarrenValued MemberMember

    Thanks. :D I love chic. ;)

    Hey, I just noticed your sig. Really, really sorry to hear you've been sick. I'll pray it's not neurologic. I have lived with a chronic illness (R.A. and depression) for about 20 years, so I feel for you. :) Hug.

    P.S. I guess I like the fish clingies b/c all my other fish are so small, and I would love to have some big fish in there if the tank would allow. So that way I can "pretend" I have more fish!! lol

    Hey, you could make 'em and sell 'em!! :;nw
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  15. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Thanks :) I'm already high-functioning autistic, We shall see.
  16. Cyndi WarrenValued MemberMember


    After time, the edges of the duct tape sometimes stick to the lid. I will probably have to go back and add a little extra length to the edges so they go beyond the edge (that is, farther toward the inside of the tank). It should be kinda like this:

    _____________ outside edge of tank lid
    ------------------ inside edge of tank lid
    _____________ inside edge of duct tape

    Currently the inside edge of the tank and the edge of the duct tape are in the same place.

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