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Old 01-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Fish jumping out

N live aquaria it says that some fish need a tight fitting lid because they may jump out... I didn't think you can have a lid on saltwater because of gas exchange. How do you keep the fish in the tank??
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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You can put a canopy, or make a screen top. Either way I personally wouldn't put a glass lid on top of my tanks.

BRS has a good instructional video:
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That's a great video! I'll have to make one. Thanks a lot
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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No problem! The regular screen stuff from Home Depot or Lowes will work as well. Supposedly the clear screen allows more light penetration etc.
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In the vid. It says that it costs about 30 bucks to make! That's a little high. I was hoping to make it for like 15.
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What kind of gas exchange?? I guess I have never heard of this. Any more information would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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In the vid. It says that it costs about 30 bucks to make! That's a little high. I was hoping to make it for like 15.
You can just get the screen and use some duct tape.
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Haha I could but that would look bad. How bout plastic sewing mesh
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:18 PM   #9
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Depending on where you put the tape, it'd be hard to see. I guess I wouldn't think it'd be so bad since i have a canopy on top anyways.

Plastic sewing mesh might be a bit thick. Can't recall, but i think it's a lot thicker than screen mesh.
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Gas exchange oxygenates the water. Also helps with PH. CO2 out. Oxygen in.
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