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Old 04-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Glass tank cover?

I just bought a marineland LED should I put a glass cover underneath the led strip or just leave it over the open water?
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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I use glass lids. Most manufacturers recommend using lids as well.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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I clean my lids every WC as well so haze wont damper lighting.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:38 PM   #4
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Where can I get one? I have a 24x13 tank. Can I get one at a LFS or do I have to go to a glass manufacturer
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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Where can I get one? I have a 24x13 tank. Can I get one at a LFS or do I have to go to a glass manufacturer
Yah lfs should carry them. Most of the big chain stores carry them.
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i don't recommend a glass lid over a SW tank, you'll get PH swings, harder to oxygenate the water andand remove nitrogeon. you also lose light penetration.

the LEDs already have refectors that will keep saltcreep off just keep them clean and you'll be fine and have a healthier aquarium
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i don't recommend a glass lid over a SW tank, you'll get PH swings, harder to oxygenate the water andand remove nitrogeon. you also lose light penetration.

the LEDs already have refectors that will keep saltcreep off just keep them clean and you'll be fine and have a healthier aquarium
Oh really? Great thanks! I think having it open looks a lot nicer too.
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Yea I got a post on here about my tank temp and I'm thinking the glass lid keeps heat in also. I want LEDs like that but that will prob have to wait awhile.
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Yea I got a post on here about my tank temp and I'm thinking the glass lid keeps heat in also. I want LEDs like that but that will prob have to wait awhile.
I paid 119.99 for my led's. and without the canopy on and the leds laid over the tank my temp is fine and staying at 78
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don't think the top is keeping the heat in, it may but glass isn't a very good insulator so it'll still allow heat to be transfered out, if you're havign an issue with heat check the room temperature and if your heater or pumps are getting overly warm.

the reall only good advantage to having a canopy in my opinion is for evaporation, it does a good job of keeping water in the tank and why alot of folks keep their sumps covered but main tanks open
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