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post #1 of 5 Old 03-15-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Lid Coverings

I have a 10 gallon tank with 2 openings in the back lid for the filter and heater. I'm concerned that when I get my guppies that they will jump out of those spaces. What is the best type of material to cover the openings and where would I purchase it from?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-15-2008, 11:44 PM
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You might be able to use aluminum foil to cover the holes, as it can be shaped easily (attached across the back lid and the tank wall). I have 2 guppies and although they swim at the top level of the tank, I have never experienced them jumping before.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-16-2008, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jasey
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-02-2008, 04:29 PM
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I would be surprised to see a guppy jump out of a tank. But if you are looking for something a little more durable than aluminum foil, then take a piece of cardboard and fit it over your hole and cut out a pattern. Then take it to a local glass store and have them cut a piece of 1/16" plexi glass using your pattern as a sample. It will cost less than $5 and you don't have to worry about messin up the aluminum foil.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-02-2008, 05:06 PM
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Plastic canvas from a craft store will work just fine. Can be cut to fit even the oddest shapes and is plastic so it won't deteriorate.
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