Tank Cover!

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Tank Cover!

Postby Niki2105 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:29 am

Ok I finally decided to post this in the DIY section.
I got a 15 Gallon tank from my grandmother almost a year ago and it never had a cover. When I decided I should use it for snails I realized it would need a cover of some sort to keep them in the tank. So I got my dad to help me and we came up with this cover.

- First dad cut strips of wood half inch wide.
- Then we took the strips down to the tank and marked off
where they would need to be cut.
- Then he cut them with (I wanna say Skill Saw but im not sure)
- We then got some small Finish Nails and nailed the pieces of wood together (I think we should have used some wood glue too for extra strength)
- Then well I could have sanded it but didnt feel like it.. lol
- Then I got some black paint and painted the frame so it would
look nicer
- After the paint dried I got some tulle and using a Wood Stapler
stapled the tulle (4 layers) onto the frame. You could probally
use other types of mesh to cover the frame, I used tulle cause
it was really cheap, I think it only cost me 4 dollars if that for
2 meters which was way more than I needed.

Thats about it I guess, Here are some pictures of it all done. I didnt think to take any of actually making it. I bent it somehow when I was taking the pictures and have to add a piece of wood to the middle of the frame to strengthen it somemore.

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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:14 am

Nice job. Thanks for adding it to the DIY section.
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Postby luvfishies on Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:03 am

Excellent! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
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Postby Niki2105 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:59 am

Thanks I just hope that I explained it good enough. I find im not
very good at explaining things.

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