Dendroboard banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
266 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i need some advice. on my 45gal red eye tree frog tank it has a half screen top. one part of the top is kinda easy to lift up. so what do people use to hold there lid down.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
If it is not an eyesore a heavy object book, flat rock, ect. Or tape will also work. I believe if you have plastic trim on the tank you can use a hinge like on the back of picture frames. If the screen part is never lifted for anything you could silicone it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
266 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
i'm a little lost on how you would use velcro for the lid. there is a lip and nothing to put the velcro on. as for tap or anything. the screen part opens every day. i can make a hinge for it. but that won't fix anything. it's the front that's lose not the back. as for something on top of it. I have an old light(burned out) holding it down. would like to move that have nothing big on it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,916 Posts
I used those on my snake tanks and they worked pretty well. Had to bend them slightly to get them snug though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
266 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
why do i always miss the obvious solutions. i can use the same thing to hold a door down in a vert kit.. I feel dumb.. where do people get these screwed in moveable clips
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
266 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
just got my clips from the hd store. now my question is. how far can you drill into the lip of the tank before you hit the glass.(drilling downwards on the top frame) I don't want to risk shattering the glass
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
was looking for something more in the lines of this
Petco Reptile Screen Cover Security Clips at PETCO

something that doesn't stick out.

i have a set of these and still don't know what the extra parts are for.. anyone?
I just looked at a pair of these this evening. The extra parts are for tanks with thin rims, you put them in parallel to the glass, and slip them under the edge of the rim (on the outside).

hope that makes some sorta sense...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
266 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
I just looked at a pair of these this evening. The extra parts are for tanks with thin rims, you put them in parallel to the glass, and slip them under the edge of the rim (on the outside).

hope that makes some sorta sense...
sorta does.. but didn't end up useing them. just drilled a few holes on the lip of the tank and used window screen clips to hold the lid down. I just hate having a brain fart and missing obvious fixes
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top