Originally Posted by melosu58
Even though I see your reason for suggesting a glass lid I personally think the bad points outweigh the good here. Glass lids do two things that will hurt your tank. They will trap in heat and also cause lower PH due to poor gas exchange at the surface. I`m not a big fan of glass tops.
Really...huh, I never thought about it affecting gas exchange. I was taught from the beginning to always have a glass top. I mean some of my fish like to jump. I have had a FW
fish jump out and die one time too. I've never experienced any problems, but then again, I'm probably a little more anal about water quality than the typical guy. I'm sure that factors into it. I "never" miss pwc
's. I always test...any problems..which there raely are, prompt immediate action. I guess if you want a glass top, you have to be like that to justify the loss in exchange. What about hobbyists with exposed lighting (i.e. no splash guard) that I see all the time. They definitely should have a top. Either that, or new lighting, lol.