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Old 12-27-2010, 03:11 PM   #1 
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Question What do YOU use as a hood?

So I've got two 10-gallons sitting around, without hoods. I've also got two cats. The nearest pet store is 3 hours away, and I'm only 15, so I cant just go and buy hoods for them (even if I had the money to xD). So I thought I'd make a thread on here to see what you guys use to cover the tops of your tanks :D Pics would be great, but arent mandatory ;D
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:03 PM   #2 
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Well you could do it like they do with lizard tanks and use wire mesh to make a hood. Or you could take a piece of Plexiglas or acrylic bought and cut to size at Lowe's or Home Depot then place that over the opening after drilling a few holes in it then taking a hinge and making a little hole that you can feed through and making the cut plexiglass or acrylic into a door.

That or you could use plastic/veggie wrap taped to the tank though I think that may not be strong enough to keep a cat out. :/ You never know though. XD

As far as wire mesh goes you could double layer chicken wire that you bought at Lowe's or Home Depot and make sure that the criss crosses don't over lap but are in the middle of the other sheet's open space. =] that way your betta couldn't jump and get stuck in the wire. =]

Or you could build your own hood but I'm not quite sure how you would do this so you might want to look that up. =]

Good luck with whatever you choose! =]
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:46 PM   #3 
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I use a hood designed to fit aquariums or no hood at all.
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