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Old 04-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #1 
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Angry Sick of plastic wrap!

I've been covering everyone's tank so that moisture builds up and things stay humid. But what a pain in the booty saran wrap can be! And just when I think I have it all set I somehow disrupt it and I find parts of it have come down and are floating on the surface. I am about ready to tape ALL the edges down! I have to leave a corner open for my heater cords.

I wonder if they still make those saran wrap lids that had the elastic on the edges! They were made to just pop over bowls and be stored in the fridge.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:41 PM   #2 
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I wonder if they still make those saran wrap lids that had the elastic on the edges! They were made to just pop over bowls and be stored in the fridge.
I have some of that in a cabinet. Actually, it is the only type of plastic wrap that I own...
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #3 
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You could cut plexiglass covers with a cutout for cords.
Not fully airtight, tho... but more permanent.
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I should add: If you have a style like a Marineland with an edge on the top rim it would sit inside the lip and work well.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #5 
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I know what you mean. Maybe cut up rubber-bands and tie them together to create a super long rubber-band so that it can be the elastic?
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You know, I didn't think of giant rubber bands. I will check into those and look for the elastic edged ones the next time I am at the store. Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #7 
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How big are your tanks? You could find some plastic hair net things to use.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:44 PM   #8 
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I have to use glad wrap on all my tanks because my fish will jump out, and I agree it is the biggest pain in the butt to work with.

Nothing worse than you get most of it down and then one corner comes loose and falls into the water.

Are you using a good quality brand of cling wrap? I found the cheaper stuff is just crap and doesn't stick to the glass or itself very well.

Also after 2-3 days I generally need to replace my cling wrap as it starts to look a bit dog-eared.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:29 PM   #9 
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I'm using the name brand stuff. After a couple of days it does lose the cling! Blargh.
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Yeah I do water changes every second day so remove and replace mine then, but I think the humidity and condensation building up under it doesn't help keep it stuck down.

If these are just normal bettas then I would look at getting either glass or perspex lids cut. It will definitely be a lot easier and look a lot nicer as well.
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