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Question about a 5.5 gal lid

Post  tercel94 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:22 pm

Hi guys,

I have a 5.5 gal fish tank with a filter (aqueon quiet flow 10) and I will like to know what glass lid size I need? and if I could have the glass lid with the filter?

Thanks!!

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Re: Question about a 5.5 gal lid

Post  chiclidlover on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:21 pm

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Re: Question about a 5.5 gal lid

Post  tercel94 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:49 pm

Thanks chiclidlover that will help a lot!!!!!

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Re: Question about a 5.5 gal lid

Post  chiclidlover on Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:20 pm

Your welcome thats what where here for ...does the co2 generator just for planted tanks s
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Re: Question about a 5.5 gal lid

Post  verbal on Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:56 pm

The glass tops or hood should have room to put the filter in the back.

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Re: Question about a 5.5 gal lid

Post  williemcd on Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:49 pm

Ter.. each tank manufacturer will have slight variation if the dimensions... really close but off just a tad from mftr. to mftr.  Measure the span from end to end... Hopefully there is an internal lip... The span is going to be just about 15 inches or a tad more... The few I have hanging around here I thought are 5G's but I've never concerned myself about 5 or 5G for tanks of this size.  (Hell, I thought my two big-boys were 155's until I plugged the numbers into the Tank Volume calculator towards the top of the home page.  Found out they were 150's).
But with a span you're talking about, a local big box store can sell ya the class and even cut it for ya at a minimal price.  Thickness can be an issue with wider spans but for 15"?  No problem IMHO... On our DIY section, there is a post about making the hinges out of silicon (GE 1 NOT the GE 2).  I'd suggest two strips of glass taking it back to within an inch or inch and a half to the back, where your heater/hob would rest.  Then pick up those plastic strips that you can cut out to allow for the HOB and possibly the airline hoses and heater power line (or the heater if the head stay's outside)  Petco and smart both carry that strip.  
Of course, if you're not concerned about jumpers or the amount of evaporation, why worry about a top at all?  Bill

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Re: Question about a 5.5 gal lid

Post  tercel94 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:28 pm

Thanks Bill and Verbal!! Chiclidlover at least i'm using my CO2 generator for planted aquarium I don't know if there is other applications for it, but I just notice that it lower the pH on my tank which is good for me (before CO2 pH was 8.0 and know is 7.0 ~7.2)

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