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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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