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Old 10-06-2011, 04:40 AM   #1 
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Question Homemade tank hoods/lids?

So when I got Maxwell from a lady off of Craigslist she also gave me one of those 2.5 glass Petco tanks that come with nothing else but the glass tank itself.
I have been looking online and asking stores but it seems near impossible to find a hood/lid that fits this tank. So I was wondering, anyone make a homemade hood/lid for one of these 2.5 gallon tanks?
Best case I would like a light on it but I am open to any suggestions. :)
I just was thinking of getting another Betta and I have cats so an open tank is not an option.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:11 AM   #2 
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I've always just used Plastic Canvas (The same material that you can make dividers out of). You can easily cut out the right shape.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:14 AM   #3 
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Hrm, you could go to some hardware store that cuts glass and you could get the dimensions and ask them to cut the glass for you for a lid, but that might a bit tricky to open/close the lid. . .
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:52 AM   #4 
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I have 3 of those tanks. When I bought them at Petsmart they actually came with glass lids but there are no air holes in them so I dont use them. those lids came with a little handle to use to pick the lid up - too bad they didn't think to put air holes in it! I use the plastic canvas for those tanks. I cut holes for filter/heater and one in the front for easy lifting.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:38 PM   #5 
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That's what I have Beast in here at work. I use the glass lid that came with it as the cords for the heater and filter keep the back proped open a little allowing air in. I thought I saw a lighted hood for it somewhere on line when I was looking. I'll see if I can find it again for you.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:47 PM   #6 
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Thank you for your suggestions everyone!
Unfortunatly all I have is the tank, no glass lid thing.
As for the plastic canvas, can I put a light over it? Or would it just melt?
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:57 PM   #7 
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I guess it would all depend on what bulb you'd be using in THIS hood. If you're gonna use a compact fluorescent bulb it shouldn't get too hot to melt the plastic.
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