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kingbri1 09-03-2012 02:57 PM

55g - Two 24" Versa Tops wont fit
 
Hello,

I have a 55g with a center brace on top. I bought two versa tops @ 24" a piece, but neither side will fit due to the center bracing. They are both about a millimeter long. Anyone had this issue before? Dont really want to cut into the brace to make them fit...

Boredomb 09-03-2012 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingbri1 (Post 1226873)
Hello,

I have a 55g with a center brace on top. I bought two versa tops @ 24" a piece, but neither side will fit due to the center bracing. They are both about a millimeter long. Anyone had this issue before? Dont really want to cut into the brace to make them fit...

I bought some for mine once and they were too short buy if yours are too long I would take them back and try a different brand. Don't cut the middle brace as that is there to help brace the tank and you may have problems with the glass bowing later on down the road.

jaysee 09-03-2012 04:34 PM

Yup, try another brand. Do you know the maker of your tank?

kingbri1 09-03-2012 05:11 PM

I dont know the maker, but I did kinda notice my dimensions seem a little off from traditional 55g dimensions...


Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1227071)
Yup, try another brand. Do you know the maker of your tank?


jaysee 09-03-2012 05:14 PM

Standard footprint is 48.25 inches long by 12.75 inches wide.

keeperofthezoo 09-03-2012 05:36 PM

I bought my tank used, and it had those on top and they also were too long, so I went online and found out that glass lids fit. I then bought a 48" long light to go over it, instead of two separate lights. I found mine on Amazon, and also saw them on Ebay. My LFS also carried them, but it cost less buying off the internet. Just be careful and read the size, you want the ones that are a bit smaller than the 24". Measure the size of your top first before you start looking. Hope this helps.

I believe it's an Aqueon, I could be wrong.

kingbri1 09-12-2012 02:49 PM

Nailed it!
 
So the two that didn't fit were Aqueon's Versa top brand. I decided to buy Marineland's Prefecto brand and they fit, well, "perfecto!"

Boredomb 09-12-2012 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by kingbri1 (Post 1240576)
So the two that didn't fit were Aqueon's Versa top brand. I decided to buy Marineland's Prefecto brand and they fit, well, "perfecto!"

Glad to hear you found some that fit!!!


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