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DIY aquarium top, divider and lights

This is a discussion on DIY aquarium top, divider and lights within the Equipment Talk Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Hello, any suggestions in how to build an aquarium top, divider and low tech/cost lighting? I just need the lighting ...

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    Hello, any suggestions in how to build an aquarium top, divider and low tech/cost lighting? I just need the lighting to show the fish. Please let me know where you got the materials from. I have a 40 gallon with no lighting and lid.
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    i use eggcrate from Homedepot as dividers and top lids. They are easy to work with.

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    There's a lot of ppl who does sliding aquarium lid. You can pretty much buy all the supplies at rona and homedepot, unless you want a glass lid, you can't buy glass sheets at rona.
    For the divider, if you're thinking of housing shrimps, you should make a divider with a mesh. It lets the heat travel across the tank better. I'm currently making one with a steel mesh so i wont have to clean it in future. Got my steel mesh at islands pet in richmond.
    Light, if you have excess glass or acrylic sheet, i guess you could glue it in a rectangular open box as a fixture and silicone led strips. But then 5m led strips are sold for $25 at craigslist so it's your choice whether you want to buy fluorescent or led.

    Im also making myself a divider, lid and light for my shrimp tank! Hopefully this info helped!

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    For a divider, I find these work very well. They leave a gap near the glass that shrimp or fry can get through, though.

    5pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Divider Suction Cup Divider Black Plastic Sheet Holder | eBay

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    Thanks for the reply

 

 


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