Aqueon Versa-Top Replacement Pieces Smoke Handle
original quality replacement pieces
These are the same as what the originals came with. Cutting the plastic strips requires a good sharp tool, whether it's a box knife or a saw. The chips from a saw are statically charged and so a knife is easier clean up but a saw gives more control. If you are replacing these on several tanks, using a right size hole saw and a miter saw is quick and consistent.
The handles have good adhesive on them but you get only one chance to align them right and place them on a clean dry surface. The handles do not have the positive grip the Marineland handles have. Instead of a thick edge on top, the Aqueon handles have a tilt, and whether you place the tilt forward or backward, the handle tends to roll out of your grip as you close the lid. I have taken a few inches of airline tubing and put a slit in it so I can slide it over the edge of the front lid and reduce the bang when the lid falls shut.
April 3, 2014
Just clean the glass and snap the hinge in place. Works perfectly and very durable.
March 24, 2014
I love these versa-tops !!
I have these tops on 3 of the 6 aquariums we have and the only reason they aren't on the others yet is because the tops that came with those aquariums are still in new condition. I purchased these versa tops because these aquariums didn't have a top when we purchased them or the top was in bad shape. I love the ability to see through the top and the piece on the back that can be cut to fit my need for filters, etc.. I purchased 3 tops for the 130 gallon aquarium and they make it look very nice. I would definitely recommend these tops.
March 2, 2014
aqueon versa-top replacement piece
Didn't know such a thing existed. I often change things around filters, heaters, powerheads, etc. Then I have this hole in the back of my aquarium. Beats having to purchase a new top for my aquarium. Just cut the piece and replace. Very large piece and well worth the price.
February 26, 2014