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Old 04/29/2019, 05:07 PM   #2851
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I've been searching the forums to see if anyone had ideas for a Plexiglas lid for the BioCube. I don't like not having a lid, I've lost snails and fish that way. Just really wanted to see what other people had done. I'm tired of buying new bulbs every couple months and I have a couple extra LED lights I picked up that I could use.


I'm going to be trying a few materials soon on making my own. Mostly plexiglass with a mesh net for air exchange. I'll post a sketch of what I'm planning to do soon. I should have one made this coming month


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Old 04/30/2019, 12:57 PM   #2852
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Something like this. With cut outs with an acrylic netting to prevent fish jumping out and also enough pieces of thick acrylic to support it from bending and flexing.
I'm just trying to find the right size sheet near me


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Old 05/10/2019, 08:04 PM   #2853
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I've gotten materials and started making my own lid.
I got a sheet of acrylic at Home Depot that's about twice what I need. My plan is to make two layers of acrylic with a mesh net I got off eBay using five minute epoxy to seal it all together.
I had to stop working because of rain but here's what I got so far using a jigsaw and a drill. Sandpaper to follow. Making a one inch border, no cross beams like I thought I would need. This stuff is strong.






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