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Old 05-21-2012, 04:47 PM   #71
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Yea both of my tanks don't have a top but I'm getting one fit the DT
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #72
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Hey guys, just so you know ahead of time.
Tops will require regular cleanings for light penetration, will trap heat from your lights, and reduce the gas exchange of your tank.
I have tops for mine and don't use them, I would rather have more evaporation, than the alternative.
If you need tops because of "jumpers", one of the screen tops would be better for you.
Just some friendly advice!
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #73
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I want a top because of the amount of water that gets on my light when the water bubbles.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:37 PM   #74
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Makes sense, but why are you getting bubbles?
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:47 PM   #75
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Hey guys, just so you know ahead of time.
Tops will require regular cleanings for light penetration, will trap heat from your lights, and reduce the gas exchange of your tank.
I have tops for mine and don't use them, I would rather have more evaporation, than the alternative.
If you need tops because of "jumpers", one of the screen tops would be better for you.
Just some friendly advice!
I made a screen top need to redo it as I put the overflow in now and retune line illdo it this weekend
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I'm getting bubbles because I have my return 1/4-1/2 inch above water just in case power outage the return pump won't make a siphon out of the return heads
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I get some bubble too that hit my light but I guess if I put screen top on it should help it out.....
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I'm getting bubbles because I have my return 1/4-1/2 inch above water just in case power outage the return pump won't make a siphon out of the return heads
If you drill a small hole, facing down or to the side, just below water line, it will break siphon and the returns can be beneath the water line.
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I get some bubble too that hit my light but I guess if I put screen top on it should help it out.....
A screen prob won't stop enough of the splash to make much of a difference.
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A screen prob won't stop enough of the splash to make much of a difference.
Gonna use the mosquito screen again so the holes are pretty small as you can imagine
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