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Trying to look for lids/hoods for a 40B tank. Can't find anything. Help please? Thanks for any input :)

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I use this on mine. Not too expensive and gets the job done. If you wait for one of those petsmart or petco sales, you can pick one up there for even cheaper.

 

http://www.amazon.com/All-Glass-Aquarium-AAG29036-36x12-Inch/dp/B0002AS80C/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1455323002&sr=1-1&keywords=versa+top+36

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The person says their tank measures 36x18x17. Weird size, right?

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When I was looking for one for my 125, the people at my LFS (not big box) were able to order them for me.

For the 40B, they had two types in stock - the first didn't fit (it was a hair too big) but the other was fine. Just make sure you measure inside the lip of the tank so you don't get the wrong thing, if you do have to order it in.

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I don't have the tank yet - so I'm going by what the person said. We don't have a LFS here BTW so will probably have to order one.

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oh okay. 

but yeah the dimensions sound right. I thought it was 16" tall but never put much thought into the height.

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Okay then. I'm hoping to pick up said tank within a few days. Awesome deal on it if I can get it. Thanks a lot.

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The person says their tank measures 36x18x17. Weird size, right?

 

Sounds right for a 40B . . . 

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Thank you. I'm not well versed in tank measurements. The site says that 36x18x16 is the normal, but th height doesn't matter much in fitting lids etc

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Eh, seller backed out of deal. Another guy says his aquarium is 48 inches "long" 18 inches "high" and 12 inches "wide". What gallonage would that even hold? I looked on the dimensions site and could NOT find this size at all.

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Roughly 45 gallons

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Thanks. Looks impossible to find a hood for. Guess I'll just wait until the next Petco $1 per gallon sale.

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Take your own measuring tape with you when picking up a tank. People selling them on craigslist and such, often give the wrong measurements.

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Slightly Off Subject: Where in ATLANTA do you live that there is NO LFS????  ( :huh:) LOL!!

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The closest one to me is in Chamblee, which at about 45 minutes away - isn't what I call local.

I'm outside the city limits BTW - technically not Atlanta but its the closest major city so I just put Atlanta. You do realize they don't put fish shops in low type income areas, right? Not sure what's funny - but okay.

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Eh, seller backed out of deal. Another guy says his aquarium is 48 inches "long" 18 inches "high" and 12 inches "wide". What gallonage would that even hold? I looked on the dimensions site and could NOT find this size at all.

 

You provided measurements in inches:

Width: 48" (121.92cm)

Height: 18" (45.72cm)

Depth: 12" (30.48cm)

Your tank's volume is approximately 10,368.0 cubic inches or 44.9 U.S. gallons, which is approximately

http://www.firsttankguide.net/calculator.php

 

 

http://www.thatpetplace.com/marineland-perfecto-glass-canopy-48in-13in

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3790

 

I think those would fit

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The closest one to me is in Chamblee, which at about 45 minutes away - isn't what I call local.

I'm outside the city limits BTW - technically not Atlanta but its the closest major city so I just put Atlanta. You do realize they don't put fish shops in low type income areas, right? Not sure what's funny - but okay.

 

Hun she wasnt laughing really at that it was a way of saying.... Really I didnt think there was such a town like that.....

 

Trust me I live in a place like that too we also have members here that have to drive an hour or more to one. She just thought it was odd cause your profile says Alanta, so she just was confused. Not attacking or being Rude. Jeana is a very nice a sweet member here :)

 

Dont think ppl here are picking on you or making fun... We are a family site and we like it to be peaceful and fun.... :)

 

:hug

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Yes its quite far to the nearest shop, and its mostly saltwater based from what I read and so its not really great for goldfish owners anyway. I live in a small, lower middle class area and there is really only Walmart locally. I buy almost EVERYTHING fish related online because some stuff is very hard to find otherwise and Petco is so pricey on many items. Nobody here really keeps goldfish seriously, everyone I know thinks I'm insane for loving them, truly. Get laughed at quite often, so my bad for that wee outburst

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Yes its quite far to the nearest shop, and its mostly saltwater based from what I read and so its not really great for goldfish owners anyway. I live in a small, lower middle class area and there is really only Walmart locally. I buy almost EVERYTHING fish related online because some stuff is very hard to find otherwise and Petco is so pricey on many items. Nobody here really keeps goldfish seriously, everyone I know thinks I'm insane for loving them, truly. Get laughed at quite often, so my bad for that wee outburst

 

 

I feel your pain, When I lived in CA there was plenty of shops I could shop at for Goldfish and some of the Shops knew that I ran a Goldfish forum.... But now Im living in the country, I got a Petco and and Petsmart but both of them are a drive and pricey... I get most of my stuff from them or order online depending on which is cheaper....

 

No one said raising goldfish was easy, I rank them right up there with SW fish. Once you have it all down its easy but the beginning is a learning curve, and then we are always learning every day... I know I have learned alot from Helen and Sharon :)

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Just to give you a simple and cheap way of getting a lid, I recently bought plexiglas at the local DIY shop and had it cut to the measurements of my tanks. For 3 big tanks, it cost around 125$ with them being cut by the shop. So for a smaller tank, it sohuldn't be more than $25 :)

 

And it has the added bonus of not being glas, so it is harder to break if yout drop it or such.

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Thank you. I'm really trying to get my hands on a 55 gallon but if I end up with a 40B, I'll keep this in mind. BTW, by local DIY shop - do you mean Home Depot or Lowe's?

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Thank you. I'm really trying to get my hands on a 55 gallon but if I end up with a 40B, I'll keep this in mind. BTW, by local DIY shop - do you mean Home Depot or Lowe's?

 

Yes :) Forgot the names - excuse my European ways :D

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So I'm going to jump in here with a super cheap diy lid.

It's greenhouse roofing material you can buy from any Lowes or home depot. I paid I think 30$ for one sheet and made lids for 2 40b tanks, one 20long tank and 2 10gallon lids.

You can buy the foam pieces for the side for another like 5$. And silicone them on. The stuff is lightweight, plastic type of material and can be cut with regular scissors, and for someone like me with neurological damage to not have to deal with breakable glass is awesome.

I cut a small square out to drop food in and since they are greenhouse roofing panels all the light needed gets through to your plants.

Please excuse the mess in my basement ????

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That looks awesome. I'm still absolutely sure I'd botch it up! I ended up with a 55 gallon and after seeing how it looks, my next tank will be a 55 gallon, as well. I figured I'd just hack up the money for proper hoods when I get them. About $60 additional dollars.

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