So my tank doesnt have a lid right now and it looses water rapidly like an inch and a half every 2days. I would like to put a glass lid on it to keep my salinity at a better balance and to avoid topping it off every 2 days. Im starting a reef tank with a 4bulb t5ho coralife fixture, and dont know if the black strip in the middle of the lid will create insufficient light in that area, Will it do this? If its better to not have a lid for light reasons I am fine with doing top offs.
Last question about a lid will the lid help with evaporation that much if I have to remove like 1/3 of the back of the plastic trim on the lid because of my HOB