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Old 07-19-2012, 02:33 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Sniperhank
The screen for a drop in light is egg crate. You cam get it anywhere amd is pretty cheap. Love the stuff, lots of uses in this hobby for it.
This not true of my area which is a fairly large town. My lowes does not carry it and my ace only sells in an 8 pack for $75.

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Old 07-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #12
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Egg crate will block a percentage of light. So for a reef scenario it is not optimal. Screen is your best bet if you need a top. Look at bulkreefsupply.com they sell material to make your own screen top and pretty cheaply

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:33 PM   #13
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Open top is the only way to get sufficient gas exchange. I buy standard window screens and use the clear plastic mesh you can get from BRS to make my screen tops. The clear mesh doesn't block hardly any light at all. A top will save fish from jumping and things accidentally falling into the water. Egg crate blocks too much light.

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