Modifying Fluval Roma 90 Cabinet

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by dsandson, 29 Apr 2009.

  1. dsandson

    dsandson Member

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    I'm looking a cabinet for my 60cm 60l tank. Seen The Fluval Roma 90 cabinet for about £43 in Pets at Home, which is a brilliant price. The only issue is the tiny doors. I was wondering if anybody has modified the front central panel to become a third door to allow a decent size filter in and out? The only issue I see is that I'd need to fit a piece of wood as a brace to stop the top surface sagging.

    The other option is to try to get another door. Any idea if this can be ordered as a 'spare' on its own?

    Cheers
    Dave
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    As long as the support brace is sufficent then i cant see a problem. Make sure it goes a dcent length across the tank, rther than just a small stump.
    I had the Roma 90 cabinet and i could fit a Fluval 205 in.


    What filter do you have?
     
  3. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Dave

    Can you post a picy then we can try to assist to.

    Regards

    Paul.
     
  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I have one of these cabinets for my 60cm tank and the doors are big enough, I store 4 2kg FE in one side of it and its big enough for a filter decent enough for a 60liter tank, I am sure you not going to purchase an FX5 for this tank!!!
    Are you sure you need to modify it????
     
  5. dsandson

    dsandson Member

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    I had looked at buying a cheap external filter for this tank, but wasnt happy with it so I'm selling it on. In the meantime I have an Aqua Pro SP2 on my rio180 but its not quite up to the job, so thought that I could use the money on a bigger filter and use the SP2 on this tank.

    Actually... thought I'd just go and measure the width of the SP2 and its 18cm, so no modifying. Even better! Thanks for your time, and ...er.. Sorry for being silly!

    Dave
     

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