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anyone have any ideas for a lid/cover for my 20G Long tank.

right now there is no cover on it.

ive thought about using a mesh wire that i can set my lighting on top of...

anyone with pictures? thanks in advance
 

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http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_tank_covers.php

That sums it up nicely.. I searched everywhere to find something, and that was about the only thing I ever found. Alternatively, you could get a piece of 1/4" glass cut to fit in the lip. At your local glass cutter, it'd probably be under $10. Get it cut to be like 2" or 3" narrower than the tank, and then put a strip of plexiglass, or that same Styrene lighting cover, and cover the 2", so that you can get into the tank to feed them.
 

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I learned something "interesting" about my ancient 20L (20 years old and still in use. hah!) Somewhere along the line, either the dimensions changed or the brand mine is had a slightly shorter inner rim. New hoods and versa tops don't fit. They're both around oh, 1/16" too long. Great. The old hood was damaged so I kept the strip and tossed the hood. I do not know what brand mine was. When the all-glass sized one didn't fit, I had a perfecto sized one ordered. Seemed to be the same size as the all-glass so maybe the tank was an o'dell. Whatever it was, there's a full hood precariously perched on top. Fortunately, I got one of those oversized whisper internal filter stump things when petsmart clearanced them out so it's holding the hood up too.
 

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anyone have any ideas for a lid/cover for my 20G Long tank.

right now there is no cover on it.

ive thought about using a mesh wire that i can set my lighting on top of...

anyone with pictures? thanks in advance
Go to Lowes, get a piece of this (around $1.50):



Cut it to fit inside the rim:



Get them to cut you 2 pieces of glass. I just did five 20 gallon tanks but the glass is going front to back on them, you might want side to side. Anyway, I got two pieces of glass 11 1/2" x 15" cut for around $6.50.

Side to side would look like this:



Front to back will look like this:



I have 11 tanks with these, they work great.......DC
 
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