We were given a large fish tank and instantly went on a hunt to find something to put in it (fish being dismissed as “boring”). In the end we decided on a Crested Gecko because of the habitat requirements mainly. He has no tail (we are suckers for disadvantaged) and we call him Gary!
The tank has all sorts of holes and vents and flaps (fish don’t climb) so we needed a new lid. Luckily there is a ridge around the inside 7mm down from the lip. Once we had made a couple of card templates to allow for all the hinges and things that protrude in to the tank we cut a new lid out of 5mm clear acrylic. It had to be in two sections as the material wasn’t big enough but it turns out this makes it much easier for access.