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No water on the floor/ tank cover.
Re:No water on the floor/ tank cover.
Back 40+ years ago when I was just a little kid, my
uncle was an avid fish breeder. ALL of his tanks were
of the metal framed slate bottom type. He had 100+ of
them. Of course he became an expert with repairing
them. He also made all of his own glass covers. I also
became an expert with saying all the bad words he said
when he broke a cover or dropped a tank ;). Anyway
here is what he did. He cut the cover to the outer
dimensions of the tanks top edge. He then sanded the
edge to smooth it. On the underside of the glass cover
to make a "drip edge" he glued a continuous piece of
airline tubing to the inside dimension of the tank.
The tubing did not allow the water to go anywhere but
back into the tank. The tubing kept the cover in place
and did not allow it to slide off to the side or back.
It kept the cover directly centered over the tank
opening. He would make a small cut in the tubing about
1/2 of an inch and removed that small section which
allowed the air supply line a place to enter for his
inside the tank box filter. He also glued a marble to
the top of each one to use as a handle to open it.
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