Replacement trim/frame

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    Palimow

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    I just got my hands on a 75g for free but it needs a new top frame. I know glasscages.com sells them but I was wondering if anyone knows of another place I could order from.
     
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    you could check out your LFS. See if they could get you one.
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    How hard is it to add a new top frame? I picked up a 37g yesterday that could also use a new top frame.
     
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    Are you talking about the plastic/resin trim that is glued along the top and bottom of the tank?
    Or are you talking about a hood/canopy to house lights and stuff?

    Back in the day (oh about 10 years ago) the bigger LFS's would have trims and mouldings available premade for popular dimensions, or by the foot and they could cut them to length. They also sold the silicone sealant needed for it.

    I have never seen them in the big box pet stores that are in my area though.
     
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    I did check with a couple local fish stores here and they could order the trim. To replace it takes a little time because you have to strip the silicone out and you may have to bust up the old frame depending on how stuck it is. Then it's pretty similar to resealing a tank. You have to make sure all the silicone is off of the glass then you set a bead all around the top and set the frame on it and then smooth the silicone out.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys
     
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