DIY Sliding glass top - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 07-21-2014, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
DIY Sliding glass top

There is an old (2007) thread out there on another forum, which explains how to make a sliding glass top for a tank. If anyone is considering this:

1. Lowe's is not going to be carrying the plastic molding much longer; it is on clearance at 57 cents for an 8 foot length.

2. The above mentioned thread is short the first and last number of the item number. The Lowe's item number for the outside corner tile molding is: 0-1141511635-4

It can be cut with a utility knife to the length you need, just score it over and over until you get through it.

Due to the missing figures, it took me 2 trips to Lowe's, with 2 trips to Home Depot in between, to figure out what the heck it is I'm supposed to purchase, lol.

I do plan to paint mine black to match the tank before I glue it in. Then, as I am not an accurate measure person, I will haul the tank to the glass store and let THEM do the measuring.

Just thought this may help someone out there.


Freedom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 07-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Yeah these make great DIY tops very cheap and IMO work better then the hinged tops. I just took measurements they usually are good with cutting and you do have wiggle room, just subtract some for the space the trim takes up. If you have a HOB or something it can be a bit tricky but for airline and powercords there is a wide type of trim that you can attach and cut notches out of. I have some that have a corner cut out for clip on heaters and such which would work for filter intakes and out takes too. I also color my trim black with a sharpie usually. Since typically its white they do look silly and stand out on a black trim tank unless you turn them black. You could paint them or something but hey sharpies work and I'm lazy.

.... I'm probably drunk.

This is how I lurk


Mikaila31 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Glass top shobxrs2 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 5 08-05-2009 10:53 AM
Is a glass top needed if you have a canopy? jm667 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 03-28-2009 03:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome