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Old 06-25-2014, 10:14 PM   #1
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Tank lid options

Hey folks. I just ordered a Hydor nano protein skimmer, and have come to the realization that my glass aquarium lid will no longer fit once it's installed on my 25 gallon tank. I know people keep open tanks, but I'd like minimalise evaporation and potential fish escape. Any thoughts?

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:25 PM   #2
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Tank lid options

Egg crate works well, cause you can cut openings for equipment though it won't do so well with evaporation
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:42 PM   #3
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Wouldn't that cause lots of shadows with the lights?

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:44 PM   #4
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Well not really, I've used it before and you can't tell the difference, lots of people use it infact
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Here's my current set up on the 25 gallon, with the new skimmer in it. It drives me crazy that it's open air -_-

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FYI: You should be able to find the "egg crate" stuff in Home Depot. It is sold as a "light diffuser". Or you can get some screen framing, mesh, and the rubber stuff that goes in the groove for screening and make your own.
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I saw that. Home Depot sells plexiglass that will only have to be cut slightly to fit. I don't understand why the makers of these internal protein skimmers don't take into account that is aquarium owners won't be able to fit the bloody lid with their skimmer in the tank -_-

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I think screen is better. Water doesn't condensate on screen; however, it does evaporate.


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FYI BRS sells a clear plastic mesh and window screen frame. Almost no light reduction and no carpet surfing.


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I had to chuckle, what in blazes is carpet surfing? xD

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