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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-08-2008, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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40 Gallon Breeder Glass Lid?

I have a 40 gallon breeder tank (36x18x17) that I bought awhile ago and I have never had a lid for it. I thinking about using it for my next planted tank and I need a lid. I have looked around and can't seem to find one that fits a tank like mine that has no center brace. All the ones I seem to find say they are two seperate glass lids for a tank with a brace in the center. I need one for a tank without.
http://www.fish.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=710578
This web sight seem s promising but I don't know what ss means- single strip?

Any help would be great.

Thanks

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-08-2008, 11:49 PM
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That's weird, all the 40Bs I've ever seen have no center brace. Anyways, that is the correct lid for a 40B. Who cares what 'ss' means?
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Thats what I thought too. I worked in the pet field for about 6 years and never saw one with a brace.

Also It says it's for a Perfecto and mines an All Glass. Is there any difference in the plastic rim? Or are those pretty much standardized?
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I tried to replace one on a 40 I had. I went down to the LFS where I bought the tank and got one. Turns out it was an sixteenth of an inch shy of the correct size. It kept falling into the tank. I went to a local glass shop and had them cut me two pieces.
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i have a 40B tank and mine has a centre brace...it's a hagen though

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I know it has been a while, but just wanted to bump this...

I am having no luck finding a lid either, for a Aqueon 40 breeder. Can anyone help?
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Got mine from petsolutions.com

40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 09:14 PM
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Resurrected from 2008!

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I think Petsolutions.com is the way I am going to go.

Thanks Tiggity, your 40 Breeder looks pretty killer!
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 03:42 PM
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thatfishplace.com has them as well
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The Petco here locally sells glass lids for 40b.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 12:52 AM
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Glasscages.com can also make whatever size you need out of glass or acrylic.

I have a 40gal breeder and I just use a metal screen top designed more for reptiles. I used to use it on my turtle tank, and now I just cut a notch out of it for my filter and heater cord, and it works perfect.
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outside of the box a little bit;

check out glass cutting places, especially ones that also do "screen door repair" - they will not only be able to cut you whatever glass size you want, but will also likely be armed with something that will work as a hinge. just go in with accurate measurements in hand, tell 'em what you want and I bet you'll get what you need for half price (or less) what you'd pay for an "aquarium-specific" product.
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Just got this one in. It is a snug fit, but it works!

http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Aquari...ersa-Tops.aspx
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