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need help fellow texan,my sister in law bought a fish tank from CL this morning and the top plastic thing is missing, i don't know whats it called, I wanna know where i can get it, its a 125 gallon aquarium, the previous owner was using the tank for over 8 years now with a problem i m just thinking it might be a little safer if the plastic thing is there.


a member here suggested i should put 2 piece of glass, where can i buy cut glasses? i live in frisco, the one in home depot would that do?

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or should i leave it alone?

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I wouldn't go to HD for the glass since their glass is too thin for this application (IMO).

I'm not from that area, but just search for glass shops around your area and get them to cut some pieces for you. I'd probably go for glass that is as thick as the tank itself to play it safe.
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a lot of people like the look of open top tanks (including me) but there are drawbacks wrt water evaporation and your ability to keep certain fish that are jumpers. you should be able to find someone who can cut some glass to your specs locally, quick google search turned up glassworksoftexas.com. hope this helps!
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why do you want the glass top? there are cheaper options out there, but they not be as clean looking as a glass top.

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why do you want the glass top? there are cheaper options out there, but they not be as clean looking as a glass top.
The other member that talked about the glass pieces was referring to doing the DIY eurobracing since there isn't a plastic frame on top IIRC.
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Your tank looks like an older model. I have one similar with no center brace at all. Measure your glass panels. Mine are 1/2" thick on the long sides and 3/8" on the short sides. Mine does have a top frame like yours does have on the bottom. If you search online you can find replacement frames for tanks though.
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I would go with the glass braces as well if you are any good at cutting glass yourself I would check new construction or demolition sites for broken or chipped glass should be able to salvage enough for braces with some practice pieces as well
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Brace it with at least 1/4" glass. I wouldn't feel comfortable with less than three braces running front to back.
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I've had good luck getting glass cut to spec from Glass Contractors Inc. on Central in Allen. They're cheap (compared to most), and they can cut you pretty much anything you like.
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