Heather R asked in PetsFish · 6 months ago

Could a 12X30 sheet of acrylic as a lid, either 1/4" or 1/2" thick hold about 40-50lbs of cats who think the aquarium is for them?

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  • Joe
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Either way, you will have to secure it. Don't depend on just gravity to hold the lid in place.

    Not doing the math, but I think I'd go with the heavier 1/2 inch thickness. I don't think that the 1/4 inch would break, but it would flex, rather a lot. 3/8 would be OK, too.

    • Heather R6 months agoReport

      Thank you so much for answering. Don't happen to have any ideas on how to secure it?

      I'm contemplating adding a wire mesh lid over top - the kind meant for terrariums, thinking that might hold the weight better.

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