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I just got a 75 gallon aquarium it came with the light, stand and tank + miscellaneous things (i.e. fake wood decor, broken filter) ...
I just got a 75 gallon aquarium it came with the light, stand and tank + miscellaneous things (i.e. fake wood decor, broken filter) for 100$. The problem is there isn't a lid. I was wondering if there was a cheap diy option or if i should just go ahead and get the glass covers that you can order online.
Yup go with the glass hoods, the reduction in water evaporation is more that worth it. I use light diffusers (non egg crate type to combat evaporation) over two of my acrylic tanks and they work good over small openings but you might have issues with bowing over a large open top and getting them to size.
Both will bow under a certain amount of heat so its usually not recommended unless you have a low heat light or a way to ventilate the fixture, can't begin to tell you how many salt water acrylic tanks I have seen with bowed tops because of their high out put lights putting out alot of heat, and these are still kept 6-12 inches from the tank.
I agree now. Just went to lowes picked up 2 sheets of 30x36in acrylic, some henges and a handle. Already done and cost me about 30 bucks total. I will not be sitting the light fixture directly on top, knowing now how thin the sheets are. Pretty easy top, built in less than 30min, and only cost about $30. Way better than spending close to $100 for a glass one.... Keep in mind I made one for a 125gal. Posted via Mobile Device