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Old 07-22-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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Glass or Screen Cover

Right now I have glass covers for my aquarium. I have been reading that the glass tops can keep gases and heat in the tank so I have been thinking about switching to screen covers. Is this a good idea???


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Old 07-22-2014, 01:34 PM   #2
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Glass or Screen Cover

I wouldn't think so, not sure if your light has a built in glass. If it doesn't you're risking getting your light wet. Also most screen tops don't have lids. And obviously screen isn't as strong as glass. I would just stick with glass it looks better IMO.


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Ok good to know.

The glass doesn't hold heat or gases in ?


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Unless you have fish that are prone to jumping out, then you could go without a top.
I currently only have a cover on my crayfish tank, because they have a tendency to try and escape.
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Unless you have fish that are prone to jumping out, then you could go without a top.

I currently only have a cover on my crayfish tank, because they have a tendency to try and escape.

I believe a couple of mine are prone to job.


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heat shouldnt be a problem and if you are worried about gasses you could always prop the lid open just a little.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:54 PM   #7
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I have opening on the back for the filters and cords and stuff


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