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post #31 of 35 Old 03-14-2012, 10:47 PM
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Keep in mind the plastic will not be as easy to clean as glass, you can easily scratch the plexi also If your light sits to close to the plexi it will discolor it or give it a hazy appearance. glass will give you the best look and clarity over time. If you do go for glass make sure you order the top set for a 55 gallon it is a different size to account for the middle brace,
Yes that is true and Knowing this I still thought it was a cheaper way then getting actual glass cut for my tank. See the middle brace on my old 55 tank is way different then the brace on my new one which has a section in the middle that the glass tops to hit and fit snug in. The old one did not so the glass tops made for 55 gallons would just slide around and really didn't cover much. They were also very easy to knock into the tank. NO go whatsoever being I have cats that sleep on top of my tank. LoL Thanks for bringing that point up about the discoloring though I actually forgot about that.
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OK , but you should be able to return any tops that dont fit right and get your money back. Just make sure you have the correct measurements for the plexi, even if you need to use cardboard to make a templet, ounce the plexi is cut its yours with no returns. good luck
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post #33 of 35 Old 03-14-2012, 10:58 PM
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All this could be avoided to if manufacturers could come together and have standard sizes for all tanks. haha thats not gonna happen though. I was picturing your cat fallen into the tank lol wonder who would be more surprised the cat or the fish?


Just a thought too, I now people who've had to replace the whole plastic top rim. maybe at some point this happened to his tank and its not from the same manufacturer as the tank itself?
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OK , but you should be able to return any tops that dont fit right and get your money back. Just make sure you have the correct measurements for the plexi, even if you need to use cardboard to make a templet, ounce the plexi is cut its yours with no returns. good luck
I'll take the risk.

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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All this could be avoided to if manufacturers could come together and have standard sizes for all tanks. haha thats not gonna happen though. I was picturing your cat fallen into the tank lol wonder who would be more surprised the cat or the fish?


Just a thought too, I now people who've had to replace the whole plastic top rim. maybe at some point this happened to his tank and its not from the same manufacturer as the tank itself?
I dunno if that was the case or not just drove me crazy trying to find a top for the tank. LoL probably the cat!
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