Originally Posted by reefrunner69
I run my tank open topped, it helps control temp, allows all light to enter the tank and increases gas exchange.
From what I have read...it is the opposite, glass blocks more UV
than acrylic, unless ithe acrylic has been treated.
Ideally, I would like to do this. However, I don't know if this will be a FW
tank. It was given to me after someone with an open-topped SW
used it and everything was corroded from evaporative contact.
But ALSO.. This tank is in my room where my cats, dogs, gerbils and hamsters are as well. I get a lot of animal dander and hair in my room. (Not to mention my own person FUNK) It layers on top of the hoods for my other aquariums right now. I'm concerned about that getting in my tank!
And, yeah, I'm just looking for some sort of protection between the lights and tank-water. I gonna have wood above the lights.