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Old 10-11-2011, 10:59 AM   #11
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Another question. What about keeping glass lid on top of tank? Pros vs cons?
One of the pros is that if you have fish that are jumpers, it will prevent them from jumping out. One of the cons is that they can get salt creep (salt buildup), and you may have to frequently clean them. If they aren't cleaned for a while, "stuff" can buildup, and not let as much light through. Saltwater is lots of fun! You will love it!
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What's another idea instead of glass lid? Also should I get two light fixtures for my 48" long tank 24" each or just one 48" light fixture?
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What's another idea instead of glass lid? Also should I get two light fixtures for my 48" long tank 24" each or just one 48" light fixture?
You could put some "mesh" or some kind of thing with little holes in it to prevent the fish from jumping out.
Personally, I would just go with a 48" long. Just sounds simpler to me.
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There is a couple of other cons to having a glass cover on a saltwater tank one is gas exchange and the other is ph.
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So what your saying is to not use a glass cover, will it also help with keepin the temp better regulated? Use an egg crate type material small enough that fish can't get through but light can pass through? What are the differences between using T5HO vs Led? I know they will generate less heat with led, any thoughts on the marineland reef capable system?
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