New (to me) tank, odd sized lids needed
Newish member here, my first post.
I've just acquired a used 65 gallon, Aqueon-type tank and am embarking on setting it up. I've maintained a 25 gallon planted community(?) tank with simple hang-on-the-back Eheim filter for several years that seems fairly happy but now want to make a jump to something more sophisticated. I've been reading up on sumps and anoxic filtration and want to head down that path as it sounds intriguing. Need to do some carpentry first to accommodate it so actual filling is a couple weeks off for now.
Meantime, I have this tank and I need a lid, or lids for it. The tank is 36 by 17-7/8. The odd thing (to me) is the black plastic trim piece on top is divided into two halfs, as would be expected, but that divider has a raised area running its length (front to back) making two wells for lids to fit into. I'm pretty sure one continuous glass lid across the top would sit up on that and not seat properly. Those wells are exactly 16-7/8" wide. I'm also pretty sure a standard 16" lid would fall through. That make sense?
I suspect that the original kit probably had a solid canopy (the tank came with an ill-fitting flourescent fixture) but I'd like to suspend some pendulums over it for lighting and therefore need a glass top.
I'm having no luck finding lids that would fit this. So that's my question, is there a source for custom sizing glass lids? Or does this sound familiar to anyone who might know who made the tank?
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