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Old 02-16-2009, 11:00 PM   #11
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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.
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I know I have my VHO bulbs about 2 inches from the water and no splash gard. I imagine with MH`s that might not be possible.
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my biggest concern with that has always been one of the bulbs either cracking or popping, and flooding the tank w/ all the junk, including glass, from the bulb(s). Also...the corrosion that seems to always accumulate on fixtures/ballasts that are in a canopy, and not remote, from being right over the water.
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My bulbs dont get hot enough to crack. No corrosion problem as they have plastic endcaps and I wipe the salt of every couple weeks which really is not that much. As I said I`m sure MH`s are another story.
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right, I agree. I wasn't necessarily talking about your bulbs, per se, just bulbs in general.
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