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Old 02/05/2018, 01:27 PM   #2551
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Ok, that's what I'm planning is canopy only. I suppose there is a chance that one could jump and end up on top of a light fixture or something but by in large, they have no place to go except back in the tank. I'll probably plan to run this way until a fish tells me otherwise.


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Old 02/06/2018, 05:40 AM   #2552
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Out of curiosity, anyone with the overflow cover on their SCA tank. Does the cover just sit on top of the overflow?

Steve mailed me one for my tank and its simply 4 pieces of acrylic. One large piece with 3 small strips on the edges to give it bulk. I kind of thought it would have a groove in it or something so it wouldn't slide around on the overflow.

Wondering if that's how it's suppose to be, or did Steve mail me the wrong cover?


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Old 02/06/2018, 06:16 AM   #2553
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Odd... those strips were already mounted on mine. The long one on the front and one each on the sides and then you just place it on top of the overflow. Mine was a snug fit when placed between the overflow and the glass bracing.


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Old 02/06/2018, 06:21 AM   #2554
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No mine had all the strips mounted to the larger piece. Just found it odd as it's just a piece of acrylic that sits ontop of the overflow. It can slide right off, nothing holding it on there. Figured it would have a groove or something to prevent it from sliding around.


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Old 02/06/2018, 08:40 AM   #2555
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You really dont want grooves and such or else it will have growth and as such get stuck on there. Mine is snug between overflow teeth and glass eurobrace. It does not shift at all unless I move it. I do have to flip it every 6 months or so to avoid a slight bend in the cover.


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Old 02/06/2018, 08:41 AM   #2556
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Oh ok. Mine didn't have any grooves either but like I said mine was a tight fit so it stays put. If you had a Dremel you could make some grooves.


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Old 02/06/2018, 07:22 PM   #2557
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Mine is same as others mentioned, just sits on top of the overflow.


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Old 02/07/2018, 01:59 PM   #2558
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I think I'll take my dremel and cut out a grove so it doesn't fall off. I guess with the eurobrace it hold the cover in place, on mine it slides off almost every time I take the screen cover off.

Nothing deep, just a small groove so it doesn't slide off.


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Old 02/07/2018, 02:51 PM   #2559
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unless you have a super steady hand, don't dremel freehand. you can get a router table attachment to help make a straight cut/groove.


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Old 02/09/2018, 11:13 AM   #2560
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Why is your screen cover even touching it to remove?

With a groove cut out you will have to remove to keep it clean else it will build up over time and could crack the teeth in removal. Or if you have some extra acrylic sitting around glue a small lip to the front of it so it catches on that.

Just remember that these lids bend slightly over time and you will likely need to flip it over every few months to keep it from bowing and defeating its purpose. Having that groove might be an eyesore.


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Old 02/11/2018, 03:17 PM   #2561
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Anyone have pictures of the new rustic stands? I looking at ordering the 50gal tank with the rustic grey cabinet.

After reading through the huge thread I know SCA has gone through different cabinet suppliers. How is the quality on the new line?

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Old 02/11/2018, 08:07 PM   #2562
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Curious about that myself. I know the stands in the past few years have been atrocious from what reviews Iíve seen


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