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Old 03-31-2005, 10:45 PM   #11
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so what if i just took that plastic peice totally of the glass canopy, I's say its a good two inches wide that runs the length of the tank, is this enough for the exchange, i also have a HOB skimmer, does this help as well. The only reason is my cat can jump on top and i dont want his hair to get in the tank. What do you think?

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Old 03-31-2005, 10:47 PM   #12
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Can you have lights that have nothing between them and the water?

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Old 04-01-2005, 08:47 AM   #13
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As long as the actual bulbs are not exposed it is ok. My light fixture has a lens and that is the only thing between the bulbs and water. If no lens or top than water can splash onto hot bulbs cracking them. It also helps to keep glass out of the tank if a bulb does break for some reason
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:03 PM   #14
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I already had two jumpers, a yasha goby and my firefish which I saw jump out. I saved the firefish. And I still don't use eggcrate or cover for my tank. I'm with lando on this one. The eggcrate will diffuse some of my precious light.

It would be recommended to have a splash gaurd to protect the light bulb and wires from water and saltcreep. Wouldn't want to burn down your home. Most lighting setups come with a splash guard.

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