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Old 08-05-2004, 11:06 PM   #11
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Can anyone post a pic? I had a fish jump out of the tank and die a slow painful death on the floor the other day, so I'm interested in a cover too. Are we sure the water gets oxygenated enough with a cover on it though?
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:18 AM   #12
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Are we sure the water gets oxygenated enough with a cover on it though?
As long as the lid used is permiable you should be just fine. Solid lids are what creates the problem.

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Old 08-06-2004, 11:34 AM   #13
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continuing with this subject, i'm considering the egg crate top as well, but would like to know how hot does the egg crate begin to melt at? i have regular flourescents now, but plan on upgrading shortly. does anybody know?
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:47 AM   #14
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Steve,

Since I have a sump on my big tank and it's open, is it alright to leave my glass tops on my big tank?
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:57 AM   #15
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Since I have a sump on my big tank and it's open, is it alright to leave my glass tops on my big tank?
Depends on the surface area and volume of the sump. Most do not equate to the surface area and volume of the main tank. If so I wouldn't really recommend it.

Sumps do allow for much more aeration from the overall flow of water so you'll just have to guage the wether or not it's a concern. The more O2 you can provide, the better off things will be. If there have never been issues with your set up you might be fine as you are.

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continuing with this subject, i'm considering the egg crate top as well, but would like to know how hot does the egg crate begin to melt at? i have regular flourescents now, but plan on upgrading shortly. does anybody know?
If you are upgrading to MH, then you would need to be sure there was adequate distance (8-12") from the tank top so melting should not be a concern. Any type of fluorescent can sit directly atop the eggcreate without a concern.

As to it's melting point, I have no clue.

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How do I find out the o2 level? I am using a mag 9.5 wide open with a duel overflow, and when the water hits the first chamber it's full of air bubbles. Right now the tank has lr, ls, and stars, crabs, and snails. All my fish are in QT due to an ich outbreak.
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Old 08-06-2004, 12:38 PM   #18
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I wouldn't worry about testing the O2. Let the pH guide your descision. If it remains stable and is not too low at any given part of the day, you should be fine. Most all pH issues are from lack of proper gas exchange.

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Thanks, my ph stays right at 8.2 all the time, day, night, lights on or off. (of course if the main tank lights are off then the sump is on).
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Old 08-06-2004, 01:39 PM   #20
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Watch yrou water evaperation, it will sky rocket !
I don't like them. I use mine for a week and tossed it.
Went back to glass top.
I don't have a heat problem though...
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