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Glass tops not really fitting
Old 03-11-2012, 08:00 AM   #11
 
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LOL, that does not surprise me at all.

A standard 55g is 48" x 13" x 21", so take this into account when looking for the glass top.
ok, I"ll make sure to measure both tops next time, but the top should sink in right? Not sit above it? I'm going to return these a order some from my lfs. I have these http://www.petco.com/product/107312/...ium-Cover.aspx but I've just notice a difference in measurements from the two. The ones you linked say a 24in for a 15tall 20, and two for a 55, but the Aqueon tops have the similar measurement for a 20in. Do think the 20in would fit? I could always measure it before buying it.

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #12
 
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If they fit correctly they should be flush with the top of the tank rim.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:18 AM   #13
 
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If they fit correctly they should be flush with the top of the tank rim.
Thanks, that's what they're not doing. If go back today I'll measure the smaller size. If that doesn't workout I'll see if my lfs can order to ones you linked.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #14
 
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did you buy two separate 24" tops or one package for a 55 gal that had four pieces of glass, two hinges, etc.?

in the US the vast majority of glass aquariums are either Marineland or Aqueon, the sizes are standardized and the parts should be interchangeable

the cover at the Petco link will be too small for a standard 55 gal, you will need 24"
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #15
 
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did you buy two separate 24" tops or one package for a 55 gal that had four pieces of glass, two hinges, etc.?

in the US the vast majority of glass aquariums are either Marineland or Aqueon, the sizes are standardized and the parts should be interchangeable

the cover at the Petco link will be too small for a standard 55 gal, you will need 24"
I bought two separte 24'' tops. My tank is a Marineland, but the 24'' Aqueon tops don't fit.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:07 AM   #16
 
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they should
do they fit side to side?
are they both too long front to back?

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:15 AM   #17
 
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I bought two separte 24'' tops. My tank is a Marineland, but the 24'' Aqueon tops don't fit.
My 60 gallon is a Marineland too and my glass tops do not fit perfectly. I gave up fighting and just deal with them the way they are. It is annoying but they work fine, keep the fish from jumping out and most of the evaporation is controlled.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #18
 
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they should
do they fit side to side?
are they both too long front to back?
I can't test the side to side, ones cracked. No they only one side fits in and the side to is too long( each top) like this it's not pushed back because I didn't cut the back. One side flushes and the other doesn't
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:19 AM   #19
 
I don't know how your connections are or tool situation is but there is always the cheaper option of getting something like glass but easy to saw(with an electric tool) and make custom tops for yourself. That's what I had done for my tank. Granted the tops are not "clear" but there are holes cut in the right places to allow for light and for the the cords and hanging filters.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:36 AM   #20
 
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I don't know how your connections are or tool situation is but there is always the cheaper option of getting something like glass but easy to saw(with an electric tool) and make custom tops for yourself. That's what I had done for my tank. Granted the tops are not "clear" but there are holes cut in the right places to allow for light and for the the cords and hanging filters.
That would work, but I would have to find someone to do it. What would you recommand? like plexiglass?

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