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37 gallon top cover question

for a regular 37 gallon high tank what versa top will fit, I cant seem to find any meaurments? I want to get the meausrments online of the vera top that will fit so i can take that to a window company near me and they can cut a piece of glass that i can use as a cover for me.
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If it's like mine, it should be 30"x12". Still, you should check it yourself, grab a ruler and go at it.
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yea it is but if i get the glass cut wont it come out exactly 30 by 12 meaning it wont fit into the tank top opening becuase it is to exact?????
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If you want an exact fit, you'd have to measure it yourself. Every rim will be slightly different. Mine measures roughly at like 29 1/3 and 11 1/2.
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Better still, make a template up, out of cardboard, and get it to fit just right. Then have your glass cut to fit the template.
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good idea , I hope it wont cost more then $30
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I wouldn't get glass cut, the edges will be sharp (could be covered), it won't be tempered so it will break easy. I think plastic or plexiglass would be better from your local hardware store. I just took my lids off after 8 years to let more light in, why are you covering??


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Take a stone and rub the sharp edge of the glass and you won't have issues with that. As far as breaking goes, it's glass so be careful. You can go to Lowes, Ace, Home Depot etc and get a piece of glass cut for very little money. When I did mine I just measure with a tape measure and subtracted 1/8".
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anything BUT glass from my understanding will warp. I am covering because I am doing half water half land and I need a cover to keep up humidity and protect my light from my misting pump. I called lowes a while back and spoke with someone who i hope was wrong they said it would be like $50-$60 dollars !!!! THATS insane for a small cut piece of glass


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I wouldn't get glass cut, the edges will be sharp (could be covered), it won't be tempered so it will break easy. I think plastic or plexiglass would be better from your local hardware store. I just took my lids off after 8 years to let more light in, why are you covering??
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glass is expensive. Sure plexiglass will warp, but is cheap enough you can replace it, plus it won't break on you. Also, some people weight it down a little to prevent warping.
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anything BUT glass from my understanding will warp. I am covering because I am doing half water half land and I need a cover to keep up humidity and protect my light from my misting pump. I called lowes a while back and spoke with someone who i hope was wrong they said it would be like $50-$60 dollars !!!! THATS insane for a small cut piece of glass
I got 2 pieces cut at lowes to cover my 55 gallon and they were $4 each.
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I wouldn't get glass cut, the edges will be sharp (could be covered), it won't be tempered so it will break easy. I think plastic or plexiglass would be better from your local hardware store. I just took my lids off after 8 years to let more light in, why are you covering??
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glass is expensive. Sure plexiglass will warp, but is cheap enough you can replace it, plus it won't break on you. Also, some people weight it down a little to prevent warping.
It's always been my experience that plexiglass or similar acrylic plastic, even if you get thick material, will warp no matter what you do. For one reason or another, the center wants to seek a lower level. While glass can break, carefully handled, it will last years.

As for price, have you priced acrylic plastic lately? Unless your lucky and find a place with some old stock that they are selling cheep, at least in my area plastic is more expensive than glass.
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I got 2 pieces cut at lowes to cover my 55 gallon and they were $4 each.
For real??? what did you do,say/ask? And i think i want to get like two holes drilled two on the glass...
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