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100% Ant-proof 10 Gallon Aquarium Lid Prototypes (Returning Soon)


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#1 Offline drtrmiller - Posted November 18 2016 - 7:17 AM

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The product is now available for order (see below).  

In case you don't remember, this is the lid I'm talking about:

 

(bottom view, ants drinking liquid through mesh screen, no Fluon barrier present)
 
Size: 491 x 242 mm (19 5/16 x 9 1/2 inches)

 

It is laser cut, but I made a measurement mistake way back when I had them made, so I had to take off a few mm of material from one of the short and long sides to ensure the lid would fit into the aquarium frame. As a result of these being prototypes, I'm selling them at a slight discount.
 

  • Laser-cut acrylic lid fits most 20x10 inch, 10-gallon aquariums
  • Three, zero-gap inset lids with anodized aluminum handles elegantly prevent escape of small insects
  • User replaceable 250 micron polypropylene (PP) mesh screen is durable and rust-proof
  • 3M 468MP transfer tape strips included for permanent mounting to inside of aquarium rim, no silicone or other adhesives required
  • Apply Fluon insect-slip (sold separately) to bottom of lid to prevent insects from obtaining footing and escaping when opened

 

Overview: This acrylic lid rests on the inside rim of most standard 10-gallon glass aquariums (20x10x12 inch spec). Exact size of lid is 491 x 242 mm (19 5/16 x 9 1/2 inches).

 

Laser cut from cast acrylic material for superior clarity, three inset lids rest on a main under-lid. A barrier agent such as Fluon (sold separately) may be applied to the underside of the under-lid to prevent crawling organisms such as insects from obtaining footing on the underside of the lid.

 

 
Instructions for use:
 
 

Click here to view installation instructions

 

Please CONTACT US if you need any help installing, and we'll be more than happy to assist.


Edited by drtrmiller, December 2 2016 - 3:07 PM.


#2 Offline sgheaton - Posted November 18 2016 - 7:54 AM

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....I think I've got a 20 gal though I don't recall. However it could be a 20 tall so that the size is the same, just taller. Not 100% and I didn't take good enough notes. 
Can I sign myself up for one if it fits? 


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#3 Offline Loops117 - Posted November 18 2016 - 8:22 AM

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i am interested in these. I need one.

 

Maybe 2 depending on price.


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#4 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted November 18 2016 - 8:51 AM

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I need one as well!!! How much?
Keeper of...

(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecocystus testacus

#5 Offline drtrmiller - Posted November 21 2016 - 7:24 PM

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I have added more details to the first post, above.

 

The product is now available for order.

 

 

Size: 491 x 242 mm (19 5/16 x 9 1/2 inches)


Edited by drtrmiller, November 28 2016 - 2:05 PM.

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#6 Offline drtrmiller - Posted November 23 2016 - 10:02 AM

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The lids are now available on Amazon with Prime shipping available:

http://amzn.to/2g4eL25


Edited by drtrmiller, November 23 2016 - 10:09 AM.


#7 Offline drtrmiller - Posted December 2 2016 - 3:08 PM

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I have updated the instructions to include a few helpful photos of the very easy installation process.  I'm sure I'll improve the instructions further as time goes on, provided these things sell.
 

Instructions for use:
 
Click here to view installation instructions

 

Please CONTACT US if you need any help installing, and we'll be more than happy to assist.

 

UPDATED 12/3 with PDF for improved formatting.


Edited by drtrmiller, December 3 2016 - 5:15 AM.


#8 Offline drtrmiller - Posted May 10 2017 - 3:55 AM

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Quick update:

At some point in the near future, I'm hoping to manufacture an improved and lower-cost version of this product.

When this happens, it is my intention to ship the few customers who supported me by purchasing the prototypes a complimentary upgrade.
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#9 Offline iXvXi - Posted May 11 2017 - 4:19 PM

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I wanted to stop by and add my opinion since I do own one of these and like it VERY much.

These lids are a MUST have if you use a 10 gallon tank or a tall 20 gallon as an outworld.

Reasons why:

*There simply is not anything like it on the market from what I've seen. Choices are simply not there. Not that I'd be likely to choose another option with the experience I've had so far.

*For the price, you cannot build a better looking lid that performs as well without investing a lot of time and effort that Mr. Miller already invested.

*I received my order in 3 days!

*The lids match my other prized byformica formicariums. Extremely clean looking and FUNCTIONAL.

*The acrylic screams quality. Crystal clear which is expected but I've witnessed NO warping. Warping is a huge issue for anyone that has experienced using acrylic in high humidity environments.

*My tank was instantly turned into a clean looking center piece, and draws positive attention.

*Ample access to the outworld with the generously large openings.

I used silicone to permanently attach mine to the tank; I don't plan on ever removing it!

My only issue is I don't have more of them!

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#10 Offline Superant33 - Posted May 12 2017 - 2:24 PM

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I don't know how I missed this. I just went to Amazon and didn't see it. I hope Terry makes more of them.

#11 Offline mike.omeg - Posted October 14 2017 - 10:07 AM

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Quick update:

At some point in the near future, I'm hoping to manufacture an improved and lower-cost version of this product.

When this happens, it is my intention to ship the few customers who supported me by purchasing the prototypes a complimentary upgrade.

 

Might these lids be available soon.  They are just what I need!  Thank you!






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