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Overgrowth 12-02-2012 06:40 PM

Cover for 7.5G Cube?
 
I have a DBP 7.5 Cube (12 in.) that is rimless, but has no top. I'm thinking of adding some sparkling gouramis and I don't want them to jump out. Can anyone recommend a good cover for this tank? It doesn't have to be glass; any sturdy material will do.

Darkblade48 12-02-2012 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Overgrowth (Post 2096747)
I have a DBP 7.5 Cube (12 in.) that is rimless, but has no top. I'm thinking of adding some sparkling gouramis and I don't want them to jump out. Can anyone recommend a good cover for this tank? It doesn't have to be glass; any sturdy material will do.

Clear acrylic?

Depends on your lighting too; acrylic might warp under heat from the lights.

Overgrowth 12-02-2012 08:20 PM

I hadn't thought of that. Thanks! I plan on using the gooseneck 27w 6500k fixture, the one with the quad pin CFL. Do you think that would warp the acrylic?

Darkblade48 12-02-2012 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Overgrowth (Post 2096854)
I hadn't thought of that. Thanks! I plan on using the gooseneck 27w 6500k fixture, the one with the quad pin CFL. Do you think that would warp the acrylic?

I don't think it would warp it.

I use a thin piece of acrylic under a similar quad pin CFL (the piece of acrylic is about 2 inches away from the bulb itself), and it has been OK so far. Granted, my light bulb is only 18W, but I don't imagine the extra heat from the 27W fixture would be too much of a problem.

Overgrowth 12-03-2012 01:36 AM

Would acrylic be easy or hard to cut? I may need to cut off a small section for my filter.

Darkblade48 12-03-2012 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Overgrowth (Post 2097252)
Would acrylic be easy or hard to cut? I may need to cut off a small section for my filter.

You can do it with a hacksaw, no problem.

I used a jigsaw because I have one and it was faster :)


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