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Old 10-30-2019, 06:31 AM
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Default Exo Terra glass lids

After years in the hobby my, homemade lids are bothering me.

Does anyone know where I can source pre made all glass lids? Drilled for a mistking with screen?

So far I've only seen acrylic or the ones on tincman's site but the 12x12s aren't available drilled.

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Old 10-30-2019, 11:50 AM
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Default Re: Exo Terra glass lids

Most people make their own lids either from a sheet of glass and cut to the desired size and then drilled for the mist king or cut at a local glass store to the right size and then drilled for the mist king

I had a piece of glass for for my 18"*18"*24" tank and it was about $10-14 for the lid piece and then I drilled the hole myself
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Default Re: Exo Terra glass lids

New England Herpetoculture sells glass inserts for Exo Terra lids.
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Default Re: Exo Terra glass lids

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Most people make their own lids either from a sheet of glass and cut to the desired size and then drilled for the mist king or cut at a local glass store to the right size and then drilled for the mist king

I had a piece of glass for for my 18"*18"*24" tank and it was about $10-14 for the lid piece and then I drilled the hole myself
Unfortunately I will probably have to get glass cut and drilled then make my own top as before since I need some screen ventilation.

Just bummed since the 'seams' where I silicone it in place block some light and aren't as 'clean' looking. I have a row of tanks on my top shelf that you can see the lids when looking up. I'm sure I'm the only one who notices but still an eyesore.

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New England Herpetoculture sells glass inserts for Exo Terra lids.
Thanks I've seen those. Just a bummer they aren't drilled.

Folius makes some nice ones but the 12x12s aren't drilled. I might just do the folius 18x18s and use inserts for the 12x12s. Running misters through the screens is a little ghetto but oh well

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Default Re: Exo Terra glass lids

This is my current set up. Re doing a few tanks that cracked when my old rack broke. Thought I'd make it look a bit cleaner.

I also plan on using black acrylic or similar to block off the view of the light fixtures/misting lines

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Default Re: Exo Terra glass lids

Alright. Maybe I don't need aesthetically pleasing lids anymore. Before. After.

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Wow! Like night and day.

That 'after' looks sharp!
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Default Re: Exo Terra glass lids

Tincman has some of his website that are pre drilled for mistaking systems and have ventilation.
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Default Re: Exo Terra glass lids

I can attest to the quality of the glass tops that are available on Tincman Herps website. They work great and look good too.
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Nice rack! Lol! Good to see a Southern California local keeping frogs. HB off Brookhurst and PCH is one of my favorite surf spots.
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Default Re: Exo Terra glass lids

I was thinking I'll get the 18x18s off tincman but x3 tanks is $$$. Unfortunately the 12x12s are no longer drilled. After an unfortunate rack accident I'm rebuilding 3 18x18 lids and 3 12x12 lids

Leaning towards glass inserts and cutting out the screen below. Paired with clear silicone this time instead of black. The mistking holes will be 'ghetto poked' through the front screen.

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Nice rack! Lol! Good to see a Southern California local keeping frogs. HB off Brookhurst and PCH is one of my favorite surf spots.
Nice! I don't surf River jetties too often I usually stick to north side of the pier in HB.

I've had frogs for years now but due to life I'm only sporadically 'active' in the hobby. Still enjoy my frogs every day though!

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