Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Why not get a glass top? There's got to be a glass shop somewhere around your town. Or even a framing store could probably cut you a piece of glass. Just buy a piece of glass cut to the correct size, leaving space for filter, heater, etc. and silicone some pieces of airline tubing underneath the glass so it can't slide off. How big is your tank? If prices are comparable to the glass shop I go to, it shouldn't cost more than $10-15. Maybe less if you get unfinished edges, and you could sand them yourself, though it won't look as clean as a seam-cut edge.