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Old 06-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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thin plexiglass top?

hey i have a 30 gallon tank with no hood and have a t5 coralife lamp on top. i was think of gettin a thin 1/16 or 1/4 inch thick piece of plexiglass and cut it to size just so i dont have a open top and stop the salt marks from around my tank top. this a good idea?
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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I prefer having open tops for a healthier tank. You can go the plexiglass route if you want to go for a closed top. If you're growing corals you're going to need to clean the plexiglass to keep from salt accumulating and reducing light penetration into your tank.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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So a open tank ur saying is better then, how can I stop the salt the builds up around the tank then?
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Salt creep is something most of us just have to deal with. It's nothing excessive and i only rarely have to remove it and put it back in the tank.

Where is your salt creep accumulating?
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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That what u do with it. See I have a hang on fliter that put some salt on the light and around the top edges so I figure the glass would stop that.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #6
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I'm new to salt water so I have a 30 gallon tankbwith a 50 gallon hang on fliter a 30 gallon protein skimmer a coralife t five 2 bulb lamp a 500 gph power head and a heater and all
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cover the half that's getting the splash
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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I'm liking that idea thanks both for ur help.
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