See less of these, support the forums and become a Super Subscriber today!

We also have sponsorship opportunities for tropical fish related businesses from just 20 per month.

Replacement Cover

Author Topic: Replacement cover  (Read 4004 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mike

  • Fishy Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • Likes: 0
Replacement cover
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:41:13 PM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
Disaster! Today I managed to break one of the glass covers on my aquanano 40 tank.

Does anyone know of any cheap glass cutters? Or maybe plastic would be better.

Offline Sue

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Think Fishy Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8833
  • Likes: 307
Re: Replacement cover
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 09:00:11 AM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
There should be plenty shops that cut glass, even B&Q. The problem would be the edges. Your broken lid would have bevelled edges to stop you cutting yourself, and places like B&Q cut glass to go in windows so they don't need smooth edges. Maybe try google, or even yellow pages and ring round a few shops see if they can do smooth edges.


Perspex is an option. The lid on my 25 litre betta tank broke (it was cheap and nasty  ;D ) so I repalced it with a sheet of perspex. It works fine as a lid, it's just very prone to getting scratched. I got a 2 ft square perspex greenhouse pane from my local diy shop and cut it with a stanley knife.

Offline Mike

  • Fishy Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 8
  • Likes: 0
Re: Replacement cover
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 06:37:35 PM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
I found some Perspex at work today and cut to size. It's not perfect but will do for now. Cheers for the suggestions Sue I'll give them a look.

Offline Sue

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Think Fishy Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8833
  • Likes: 307
Re: Replacement cover
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 07:17:05 PM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
Do make sure any shop can smooth off the edges of glass. My dad worked for Pilkington (as did most people in St Helens back then) so we had a lot of stuff in the house from the factory shop. We had 3 mirrors, two with bevelled edges one with non-bevelled edges and I managed to cut myself on that one more than once. Nasty stuff glass if you don't treat it right.

See less of these, become a Super Subscriber today! We also have sponsorship opportunities for tropical fish related businesses from just 20 per month.
See less of these, support the forums and become a Super Subscriber today!

We also have sponsorship opportunities for tropical fish related businesses from just 20 per month.

** Become a ThinkFish Super Subscriber **

It takes time and money to keep ThinkFish going, if you'd like to help, then a Subscription of your choice would be fantastic. Your subscription will help fund new articles, help pay for server costs and help fund development and promotion initiatives, helping us bring you more of the good stuff you love! You'll also see less ads. Why not become a Super Subscriber today!?

We also have sponsorship opportunities for tropical fish related businesses from just 20 per month.

Tags:
 


Assess Tankmates In The Tropical Fish Community Creator


Topics that relate to "Replacement cover"

  Subject - Started by Replies Last post
5 Replies
6321 Views
Last post August 07, 2013, 12:46:38 PM
by SteveS
1 Replies
1411 Views
Last post February 19, 2014, 02:01:33 PM
by Sue
23 Replies
5324 Views
Last post June 04, 2014, 08:00:13 AM
by chris213
8 Replies
2292 Views
Last post June 24, 2014, 03:12:05 PM
by Silksheen
9 Replies
2892 Views
Last post November 02, 2014, 12:38:52 AM
by biffster
2 Replies
1591 Views
Last post August 11, 2015, 12:12:56 PM
by Stanster
4 Replies
889 Views
Last post May 25, 2018, 08:03:35 PM
by Blacksmith

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 

Think Fish © 2004-2018 | Keeping Tropical Fish Forum - Everything you need for your Tropical Fish hobby
Tropical Fish Market Place
SEO Services in Kent
Legal | Contact Follow Think Fish on: