Tops for tanks

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by frogfreak, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. dutchscum

    dutchscum Contributing Member

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    someone could make a killing making these cuz i would buy some :p
     
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    Lol! This really is very easy to do. You could have any glass shop put it together too. ;)
     
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    Thanks Glen. I just need to get the glass cut, and I should have this done in no time.

    As for drilling the hole in the glass for a misting system, would it be possible to drill a hole in the top of a 10g when doing a vertical conversion? Or would you only ever drill glass when it's a separate sheet?

    Dan
     
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    You sure can drill a ten. As far as I know, there are no ten's that are tempered. There's a ton of videos out there about drilling glass. I think I watched about 20. lol
     
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    What I did on my exo's is peel off the rubber spline, (it was hard as they glue it in.. I use pliers..) Then ripped the metal mesh out. I then cut a square piece of cardboard to fit on the inside (to get accurate dimensions) of the lid. I then drilled several holes in the cardboard sheet. I then took the cardboard piece to the glass-shop and they replicated what I did on cardboard to glass.. I just loaded silicone in the crevice where the spline used to be, stuck the glass on... and voilla!
    Either way works... This way you can still take the lid off, the other way you don't destroy the perfectly good lid :)
     
  6. dutchscum

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    i find the original exo lids tend to sag and become ugly over time
     
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    I used to do the same thing but ended up siliconing them in anyways due to FF escapes. Now, I return the lid to the store and they give them to people that have rusted out screens.
     
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    Timely post. I was just thinking about putting a vent into the top of my viv as it is extremely humid and I get green algae growth on the walls and top because of it.
     
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    Ok thanks for the info, if my lids start to sag i'll try this method :)
     

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