Inside measurements of a 55 gallon tank

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  1. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Hi all. I have a normal 55 gallon tank that I am designing a tank lid for but am worried about my measurements. I get different results than my husband and this freaks me out. The last thing I want is to order and pay for this and I be wrong. Can someone help me out on the inside of the lip measurements of a standard 55? And if you are feeling froggy... I have a CPR CS 150 over flow. Let me know if you have any ideas to get the proper numbers.
     
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    Can you cut a piece of cardboard to your dimensions and see if it fits?
     
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    You know I was having that same thought just a few min ago before checking here... Thats probably the best idea.
     
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    Templates are always the way to go when you can't really measure well (and I often do them even when I can to allow for not getting the ruler quite straight or finding that one side is different from the other because of a flaw in manufacturing).
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Turns out my husband did far better than I did lol. In my defense, hes 6'5" and I'm only 5'6".

    Anyone know anything about CPR Overflows? I have the CS 150.
     
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    from my experience anything CPR is very good. I am a huge fan of theirs.
     
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    I had been worried about overflowing and then I had a thought... those people must be using an ATO... I do as well but for a while, until I know the in's and out's of the CPR over flow I will just leave it off.
     

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