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hinge for glass

I have an old 29 gal hex tank that is in good shape but needs a new lid. The original one was two pieces of glass that were hinged together, with plastic I think as it's long gone holding the two together with a light laying across the top of the glass. Anyway, the glass is frosted and I want to replace it but I don't want one solid piece. As before I want to hinge it. Anybody have any suggestions for the hinge piece?
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Re: hinge for glass

You can get acrylic hinges at DIY stores, stick them in place with aquarium silicon
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Re: hinge for glass

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You can get acrylic hinges at DIY stores, stick them in place with aquarium silicon
Thank you. Very helpful. I had no idea they made hinges out of acrylic. In my search for acrylic hinges I actually found hinges that will slip over the glass like what I seem to remember the original doing. They even call these aquarium hinges. Now I just have to buy new glass. These hinges accommodate glass up to 1/8 or 3/16 thickness....
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Re: hinge for glass

"Over the Edge' is a store that sells aquarium lid hinges as well as frames for aquariums. "Glass Cages" also I think.
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Re: hinge for glass

That pet place will also sell replacement hinges. Just measure the length and the thickness of the glass and see if they have one that will fit.

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Re: hinge for glass

Check out ebay. I have a double one coming for my 55g. I have ordered before from ebay and always seem to get what I ordered. Think this is the third glass cover I have ordered.

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