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ShawnMcc 01-16-2008 08:18 PM

cat proof aquarium
 
Recently my cats killed three of my fish. So now I need to build a cannopy for the aquarium that I still can get into but not the cats. How should I got about this for a 36 gallon bowfront SeaClear aquarium.

fish_4_all 01-16-2008 10:46 PM

Well my first option to keep a cat out would be a glass lid that fits the tank nice and tight. My cat actually used to lay on my glass lid and watch the fish but she couldn't get into it in any way.

herefishy 01-17-2008 12:06 AM

Make a template of the top of your tank or trace your current top. Take the template to your local glass shop and have them cut you a top. You can order plastic hinges from most sites or have your lfs get them for you. When you have the glass shop cut out your top, I would suggest having them sand down the sharp edges. You could also use plexiglass.

ShawnMcc 01-17-2008 02:56 PM

The top of the aquarium has warped to some degree so what I am thinking is attach it to some wood and have it raised slightly off the top of the aquarium. Then find some means to make it so it cant be pushed off.

herefishy 01-19-2008 03:43 PM

One other option, you could always buy a cat-hating dog to patrol your tank area.

kenbeme 11-22-2009 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by herefishy (Post 95898)
One other option, you could always buy a cat-hating dog to patrol your tank area.

I like that idea

jmlampert23 11-22-2009 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy (Post 95898)
One other option, you could always buy a cat-hating dog to patrol your tank area.



that is the best option!!!!

Angel079 11-23-2009 08:30 AM

Easiest, quickest and about cheapest solution would be buying a sheet plaxi glass at your home store of choice, cut to shape of the bow front and put it on there. Personally to keep it safe & simple, I'd sand down the cut edges and built a small "door" with hinges somewhere on the front for feeding purposes.

bearwithfish 11-23-2009 09:14 AM

angel79 you said it before i could :( LOL sound like the best option short of the Dog one :)

Mikaila31 11-23-2009 07:32 PM

Invest in a squirt gun.


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