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post #1 of 18 Old 02-24-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Tank Cover/Canopy/Lid

Where can I find a a cover for a 125gal aquarium. I just purchased it from a friend, and it did not have a cover to go along with it. Where can I go to buy one, or if so, how can I make it?

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-25-2012, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone got any ideas for me?
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post #3 of 18 Old 02-25-2012, 05:52 AM
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I just typed "125 gallon aquarium canopy" on the search line and saw tons of sources. Also, you could type in "DIY aquarium covers" for advice/instructions on making one yourself.
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post #4 of 18 Old 02-25-2012, 09:25 AM
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If it has 2 braces in the middle on the top, 3 24"x18" glass covers will fit.

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If it has 2 braces in the middle on the top, 3 24"x18" glass covers will fit.
Thats another thing, there are no middle braces on the tank at all!

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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Thats another thing, there are no middle braces on the tank at all!
I guess the question now is...What is the best way to go about a cover without braces on a 6ft tank? Ha

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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I just typed in "top braces for a 125 gallon aquarium" on my search line and there seems to be a lot of info out there. Some says don't worry about it, some provides DIY advice. It never ceases to amaze me what you can find online.
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I just typed in "top braces for a 125 gallon aquarium" on my search line and there seems to be a lot of info out there. Some says don't worry about it, some provides DIY advice. It never ceases to amaze me what you can find online.
You aint kidding. I just like to be thorough, and get the best advice from those who know (forums). You ever know when looking for info throughout the web who will answer. Apreciate it tho, I will do the same as you did.

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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one of these days im going to make one for my 110g high, its 48x18 with no braces. I had plans to use 1/2" angle steel (painted and clear coated) to reinforce a lexan or plexi hinged lid. There are lots of plans out there to do it, and im mechanically inclined to a point, just a matter of getting of my lazy bum. IME, full canopys help, but dont really do much for evaporation. Not to mention if one of my severums decides to splash, the ballast is exposed. ooooh someday.

Nowadays any tank you buy unless its an oddball is compatible with just about any accessory of a different brand. 20 years ago when alot of the bigger tanks were made, such standards werent really standard. A new 125g will assuredly have two braces, and a 55 will have one, and any lids sized for the openings will fit fine. Those of us with older tanks need to band together to get creative

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one of these days im going to make one for my 110g high, its 48x18 with no braces. I had plans to use 1/2" angle steel (painted and clear coated) to reinforce a lexan or plexi hinged lid. There are lots of plans out there to do it, and im mechanically inclined to a point, just a matter of getting of my lazy bum. IME, full canopys help, but dont really do much for evaporation. Not to mention if one of my severums decides to splash, the ballast is exposed. ooooh someday.

Nowadays any tank you buy unless its an oddball is compatible with just about any accessory of a different brand. 20 years ago when alot of the bigger tanks were made, such standards werent really standard. A new 125g will assuredly have two braces, and a 55 will have one, and any lids sized for the openings will fit fine. Those of us with older tanks need to band together to get creative
you are right about being lazy. I will get the umph to get up and do it. I like your style.

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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