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Old 06-27-2008, 12:32 AM   #11
 
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for that i was just going to drill a hole and put a little handle or knob on it for some grip, was too busy today working on my car and my dads truck to toy around with anything else but i might go to lowes tomorrow and see if they will cut me a few peices and ill buy the tool to do my custom cuts. i doesnt have to look pretty but im losing around 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon of water a day from my tank being not covered completely. and got a terrible scare when i couldnt find my betta. but he has now taken ownership of the java moss cave i built him(chased the largest rosie out) which im kind of happy and sad about now i wont see him as much but i know hes happier which makes me happy. lol.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:36 PM   #12
 
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Home Depot doesn't cut plexiglass, so I just used a skilsaw with very fine teeth (for an unrelated project I did). I used a dremel to cut any holes in it, although a normal power drill will work just fine.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:29 PM   #13
 
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well i cut some plexiglas to fit the gaps but its definitely only a temporary fix. i didnt think to well on this. growing up we always had like quarter inch think plexiglas in my garage so it was really strong stuff, kinda forgot that most places dont have any like that anymore so the stuff i have is really flexible and sags pretty bad. ive managed to cover the tank well enough that im not losing water badly and my fish cant escape but its definitely not a permanent fix. on a small 10gal size tank it probably wouldnt be so bad but a 30 in long 2 in wide strip still sags pretty bad. just wanted to let you all know how it went.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:48 PM   #14
 
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Bummer! Were you just making a lining for the back? I thought you were making an entirely new cover for the whole tank.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:53 PM   #15
 
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ill explain more clearly, you know how the prefabricated plastic hoods have sections that kind of pop out. well even if i removed the biggest precut section from it, it still wouldnt be big enough for both filters. so i still have part of the hood covering my tank, just not the 4 or 5 inch piece that lifts up so you can feed your fish. so i needed something to cover the 3in or so portion in the front and something to fill in the gaps in the back. now ill just wait a bit till my tank cycles and i start a new maybe 10 gal and i can take my old filter out and the hood will fit perfectly. too bad this tank just does not want to cycle, i dont even thinks its trying anymore lol.
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