Octo Lids™

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  1. cromag27

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    Octo Lids™


    I've been making plastic mesh screen tops BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! I use 3/8" clear plastic and 1/4" clear mesh netting. Cutouts and feed doors are available upon request. If you have plastic trim on your tank, the lid will sit on the inside ledge of the trim. If you have a rimless tank, the lid will sit on 2" tabs on the tank rim and the lid will sit down inside the tank approx. 1/4". I can build lids for just about any tank out there including the popular manufacturers such as: Red Sea, Innovative Marine, Planet Aquarium, Waterbox Aquariums, SC Aquariums, Deep Blue Aquariums and Biocubes (Coralife, JBJ, Oceanic...). I also build lids for custom built glass and acrylic tanks.

    *** I have never licensed my lids to any other company. If you see someone else making plastic, screen aquarium lids they are infringing on my intellectual property.

    * Hinged feed doors are $25 extra!

    * Features polished edges.

    * Cut-outs are $FREE!

    * Quotes are good for 30 days.

    * Shipping comes with full insurance.

    * Octo Lids™ longer than 36" will have a 1" wide center brace to avoid the lid bowing due to pressure from the netting.

    Order HERE.

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    cromag27 octoaquatics.com - acrylic & anemone god R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Toys For Kids Sponsor 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    ALL cut-outs are now FREE!!!!!

    need cut-outs for power cords, overflow box, light mounts, etc? i got ya covered....for FREE!
     
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    IMG_2252.JPG IMG_2253.JPG Just got my Octo lid.. very well packaged for the ship.. be careful unwrapping....
    The is is custom made to the specs you give Matt.. my lid was a perfect fit right out of the box..
    Quality craftmanship, hand honed and beautiful addition to my rimless reef tank.
     
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    cromag27 octoaquatics.com - acrylic & anemone god R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Toys For Kids Sponsor 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Here's one for my nano peeps...

    Coralife biocube 29g
    Comes with two cable cutouts and leaves access to the back chamber.

    $135 shipped to the cont. u.s.

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    cromag27 octoaquatics.com - acrylic & anemone god R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Toys For Kids Sponsor 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    7 years of making these and I still love seeing the end result.

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    cromag27 octoaquatics.com - acrylic & anemone god R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Toys For Kids Sponsor 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    when i started making these back in 2010, i didn't realize just how popular they would be come. i ship several of these per week to all over the country!

    http://octoaquatics.com/octo-lids/

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    Each lid comes with a custom shipping box, which I pay for, not you!

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    Just curious if they make a rigid acrylic mesh as opposed to the netting? Like a wafer style totally flat/solid and uniform sheet.
     
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    Price for a reefer250? Anyone have pics of older ones interested to see if it watped or not
     
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    It would eventually bow acrylic bows if its only on the edge it will be fine but if you put any cross braces they will bow
     
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    How much would a two piece for a 45 gallon bow front cost
     
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    What's the netting in these lids constructed of?
     
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    Its not acrylic its thin polycarbonate (fancy word for plastic) its the stuff brs sells for like 13$ its stretched out using teflon or plastic screws that are drilled into the acrylic frame that they custom cut to fit your tank
     
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    Yes, but I don't know how practical it would be. the stuff I've seen is expensive and not very clear.

     
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    He's referring to a specific type of rigid plastic netting. I'm guessing it would be similar to the stuff found at craft stores. it's also used in media reactors.

     
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    Fill out the quote form here....

    http://octoaquatics.com/octo-lids/

     
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    Actually, I first started using rubber spline 7 years ago. then I got a lot of requests for clear screws. now it's trending back to the spline.

     
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    How would light penetrate
    thats why i thought it was making acrylic into a grid sort of like a transparent diffuser (stuff we use as cheap frag racks)
    The only other stuff i can think of is plastic chicken wire the flat plastic netting but that's not transparent and wouldn't look good
     
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