02-25-2012, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by beetlebz
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.