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Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Claire Vaughan, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Claire Vaughan

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    Hi all. I need to replace the aquarium top on my 125 gallon Aquaeon tank. I have questions???
    I'm looking at at several online sites, but I'm not sure how to measure and order Which online site would be the best to order from? Do you measure the glass itself or the area holding the glass? The area holding the glass seems to have the closest measurement.
    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
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    Is it a plastic canopy you want to replace or just a glass top?
     
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    I want to replace the whole thing. The tops are glass, front and back, with plastic hinges in the middle
     
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    Oh those , ok. Not sure how those are measured but id assume just measure the inside dimensions of the tank lip and look for something similar. Keeping your filter, heater, air line clearances in mind.

    Is it the plastic that broke or the glass? You could just go to a glass shop and replace the pane if its just the glass.
     
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    The glass seams to be chipping and the hinges won't hold the glass in anymore.
     
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    Ahh. I would measure the existing ones from front to back and side to side and look for similar.

    Alternatively, you could do what I did. Get a small thin pane measured to the right size from a glass shop and put a small stick on knob on the top. Much cheaper.
     
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    Assuming this is a standard 6ft Aqueon 125g, they take a standard sized pair of 36" x 18" glass versa tops. Check Drs Foster and Smith online. I've found them to be about the cheapest for mail order glass tops.
     
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    Yeah, I agree with FF. If it's a standard size, it's much cheaper to order a glass top online or through a lfs.

    Measure very carefully, a 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch can matter a lot.

    As Defj said, a local custom glass shop maybe better if you don't have a "standard" tank. My local National Glass place was very helpful when I had a DIY topless 40g long. Measure!!!
     
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    Another thing to remember us that if the biggest problem seems to be the glass, you danjyst buy the hinge by itself, I think it comes in 6 foot long pieces. and you just cut it to length by yourself.
     
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    Well, with dougall's typos I'm going to guess new hinge plastic. They can be "cooked" by your lights...I'm there now with 1 of my tanks now. It can make the hinge slot expand & not grip the glass very well; with ensuing issues.
     

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