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I am looking for a top for my 48x24x16" aquarium. One of my cichlids has developed strong splash game, he's been soaking the wall and floors every time food drops.

The tank doesn't have a cross brace*, so I can't use two 24" tops like a 55 long. I'm currently running two canisters and an HoB, so I need clearance. Given that it's a relatively odd size, from my perspective the simplest options are;

a) Glue on cross piece, buy two pre-made 24" tops.
b) Custom glass shop, DIY sliding top similar to this: Sliding Glass Top how-to - The Planted Tank Forum

*c) Since the tank was designed without a crossbrace, can I pull off the black plastic trim for a rimless look? The full dims are 48x24x16". If I can, I may just opt for a single thick piece of glass.

Any suggestions? As always, your advice is appreciated!
 

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The black trim still provides structural strength (bracing) for the glass, so I would advise pulling it off. However, it may hold without...your choice to try it out, I guess.
 

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i think i have a really cool new hood that size i bought the wrong size b4. i can see if dave can measure it if u r interested. i will look for a pic online.
 

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i think i have a really cool new hood that size i bought the wrong size b4. i can see if dave can measure it if u r interested. i will look for a pic online.
That would be perfect, can't wait to see it.
 
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