- Aug 22, 2009
Haha, yeah I know they are big. But 10 gals are cheaper than 5s, and big enough that I can reuse them later for other things more easily.Nicole 10 gal is a huge condo for an avi
What did you use to hinge the glass door, or do you remove it every time you open it?
How do you attach the tabs to the window-screen plastic frame? It seems like that wouldn't be very sturdy.I use clear packing tape for the hinge, because it doesn't block the viewing area, is cheap, and works. I'm not sure what you mean by the second question? The white things at the top are tabs that hold the middle glass door section up. They open downward.
Yep, aluminum. I just use the screws that come with the tab thingies and put a ball of air-dry clay on the pointy bit that pokes out the back.If its window screen framing (which I believe it is) its aluminum and you can easily drill through it and secure with a nut on the backside.
Care to elaborate? I've never had much luck with acrylic myself and from what I have read it isn't highly recommended among dart frog keepers (who use the setups extensively) due to the warping. It seems to be a very common problem for those who use acrylic for tank tops or vertical conversions, so if there is a solution I'd love to hear it.This is completely false when used to the proper specifications.
Well, That's a large question to just answer in a thread. But, I will say this, People tend to call any clear plastic "acrylic" and when the wrong thickness or material is used, they tend to develop an opinion about it ALL. Dart frog keepers aren't intrinsically knowledgeable about plastic. So, I can't say why they say that, OTHER THAN PURE OPINION??Care to elaborate? I've never had much luck with acrylic myself and from what I have read it isn't highly recommended among dart frog keepers (who use the setups extensively) due to the warping. It seems to be a very common problem for those who use acrylic for tank tops or vertical conversions, so if there is a solution I'd love to hear it.
http://www.petco.com/product/107312...rium-Cover.aspx?CoreCat=FishFC_Hoods_LightingThat is AWESOME!!! BUT, I use tanks no larger than 5 gal, so it can't help me.
BUT, I now have a great idea. The top screen bracket they used, is nothing mors than a cut down version of a window screen kit. Cheap and easily modified to fit any tank.
I have been toying with making my own glass tanks, so I will be purchasing a glass grinder, and I bet I can easily duplicate this product to fit any tank.
Just need to find gasket to make the hindge.
Thanks for the post and fueling my creativity!!!
US Plastics and similar companies have it too, just search for "living hinge"http://www.petco.com/product/107312...rium-Cover.aspx?CoreCat=FishFC_Hoods_Lighting
The hinges are nothing more than the plastic hinge that would go with a glass aquarium hood. I'm pretty sure most big chain pet stores should carry just the hinge in a couple different lengths.
I'll work on this, and thanksWow Nicole! I don't suppose you'd have time to make a "diy" thread on those lids? Maybe with material costs and such? Looks great! I love your' setups!