Aquarium lids and tops are some of the most undervalued and under-appreciated aquarium accessories but one company is trying to change all that. Artfully Acrylic has carved a niched as pretty much the only company specializing in custom fitted lids for aquariums and there’s bunches of reasons everyone should have one.
For years reefers have struggled to make ‘covers’ for our tanks which keep fish from jumping, while not looking absolutely atrocious. Many of our most popular fish, notably wrasses and gobies and firefish will eventually jump out of an uncovered aquarium, but all fish have the potential to go ‘carpet surfing’.
With better looking aquariums it goes without saying that we need equally nice looking lids and covers, and this is where Artfully Acrylic – now Clearview Lids – comes in. For over two years this company has been providing the nicest looking and highly functional aquarium lids made to precisely fit a variety of aquarium sizes from the most popular brands in the country.
Until now all of these lids had been cut from a single sheet of acrylic – taking lots of time and producing much wasted material. Their new Tsunami lids are semi-modular in that the frame of each tank lid is actually assembled from interlocking sections. This new approach to building lids reduces cost and it makes turnaround time much shorter, from weeks to days. Better yet, since they are modular the new Tsunami lids can actually be expanded & reconfigured for bigger or different size aquariums so you can grow with it.
When you get an aquarium cover or lid from Artfully Acrylic you are investing in the look of your tank, the functionality of accessing it for feeding or maintenance, but mostly you’re trying to keep the fish where they belong, inside the aquarium. We have a growing catalog of aquariums from many great companies like Waterbox, Innovative Marine and Red Sea at the Reef Builders Studio and we can’t imagine anyone else we’d trust to make well-fitting lids for the many displays we’re going to be bringing online starting next year. [Clearview Lids]