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Perspex tops for Exo Terra tanks

Discussion in 'Wanted Ads' started by Cavemancal, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Cavemancal

    Cavemancal New Member

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    Does anyone (UK based) make and drill Perspex replacements for Exo Terra mesh topped tanks. Will glue into place myself.

    Would like to replace my standard mesh tops for 2x 12"x12" and 2x 18"x18" for obvious reasons.

    Thanks
  2. Mr. P

    Mr. P Well-Known Member

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  3. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I have made acrylic replacements for my exo terra on 30cm and 45 cm versions.
    Decent jigsaw blade (for acrylic) and low speed drill for the ventilation holes is all you need to worry about. I silicone the lid into place. Put some small weights on them to keep the pressure even while the silicone sets If replacing both mesh panels, clamp the acrylic together when drilling so the vent holes are evenly spaced and symmetrical. My OCD for things like that would do my nut in if the holes were not aligned....ha ha.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Here you go....
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  5. Incompletegeek

    Incompletegeek New Member

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    Hi Cavemancal, I have had some bits made by these people and they look pretty good (took a while to arrive though): http://www.perspexsheet.uk/
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    What’s the obvious reasons?