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Old 01-23-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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I need help finding a hood for my oceanic hexagon tank. I believe it is 40-45 gallons. It is roughly 23"-24"tall and 12"-13"wide on one side. I can't seem to find anything that will fit. I just need the hood and light combo for it. Does anyone know where I can find one? Hopefully cheap. Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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Default Hex hoods are not commonly found...

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I need help finding a hood for my oceanic hexagon tank. I believe it is 40-45 gallons. It is roughly 23"-24"tall and 12"-13"wide on one side. I can't seem to find anything that will fit. I just need the hood and light combo for it. Does anyone know where I can find one? Hopefully cheap. Thanks.
I have never seen hoods for hex tanks, and I've kept tanks for a long time. You have many options though. Try calling the vendor (Marineland, Oceanic, etc.) They should be able to point you to a dealer, or sell you one directly.

Another option, and cheaper, would be to seek out the fresh, or salwater clubs in your area, register, and post a WANTED add in their forum. You might get someone to give you one for free.

The next thing you can try is to find a plastics retailer in your area, ask them to cut a lid for you out of acrylic, it should not be expensive. Alternatively, if you know someone who has woodworking tools, you can buy scrap acrylic and have that person cut a lid for you. Or, you could go to a glass shop, give them your dimensions and ask for a peice of glass to be cut. After that, look in the reptile section at Petsmart, or like store, they have the small light hoods that will do the trick.

Good luck.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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I've tried the brand, it is not a style/shape that they carry anymore. I dont think I have any clubs that would be close enough by. Although I like that idea. I made a lid out of acrylic but it doesnt look as great because it doesnt match and light hoods are too heavy big or small to fit on top. Because of the stupid shape. I will never get a hexagon shape again.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the links. It seems expensive for just the hoods. Also, I cant tell for sure what size/ how many gallons it is.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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Yeah, I guess they fit only a particular model...
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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I'm always having problems with this tank because the setup I have is old and discontinued. Now the canister filter I have is fine but the intake valve the little strainer plastic piece that goes on the end of the tube wont stay on. Like the plastic just changed sizes over time and it keeps falling off. And I can't find replacement for just that part and I don't want to spend so much money on an entire new canister filter if it is just the one piece.
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