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Old 11-19-2006, 04:12 AM   #1
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Glass lids.

Do I need the glass lids on my tank?
the calcium? buildup on them is restricting the light.
Can I just take them off?
My tank is in the shed out the back.
It had a hood on it as well.

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Old 11-19-2006, 04:56 AM   #2
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If you have a hood then you don't need the glass lid.
You should clean the lids every week or so to maximize the light entry into the tank.

I've had to buy a glass lid as i have ordered a luminaire, i think you only need them if you have a luminaire.


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Old 11-19-2006, 05:31 AM   #3
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well most hoods/lights come with instructions advising it should sit on a cover to prevent contact with water.

electricity and water not a good mix
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I would have to agree, caution must be excersised with hoods and no glass. Also if the tank is in a shed, wouldn't leaving the glass on protect the tank from bugs and the like getting into the tank? Cleaning with vinegar and a razor blade if necessary isn't too difficult.
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