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Glass Aquarium Lid

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Does anyone know if any companies sell glass aquarium lids for a 50 gallon? If not does anyone have any DIY info for this? Thanks!
 

FreshyFresh

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What is the tank footprint? 48" x 12"?

Knowing if it's a marineland or aqueon tank will help as well.

You can have a glass shop cut you some glass or plexi for lids, but mail order lids can usually be had reasonably. Way cheaper than store prices.
 

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I'm not sure what brand it is, but it's 36" x 18"
 

FreshyFresh

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I believe those dimensions are the same as a 40g breeder tank. I'd look online for a 40B lid.

Does is have a center brace? That might be the only hitch..
 

FreshyFresh

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Looks like DrsFosterandSmith has 36"x18" Aqueon Versa Tops on sale for $20.99

Marineland is $30.99.

Lots of other mail order sources as well.
 

fishorama

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I had a "home-made" 48 inch rimless tank that needed a top. My local National Glass cut a perfect lid & rounded the edges so I'd be safe... for about the same price as a "not quite" right size lid. Measure very carefully to within 1/16 inch or less & shop around. Not all tanks are standard, mine wasn't, but the results were great.
 

FreshyFresh

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Make sure to leave a gap along the back for heaters, filters, hoses, etc..
 

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Yep, I had planned for that! But thanks!
 
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