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Covered 23 47.92%
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:37 PM   #11
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I have glass tops on all my tanks. Stops sticky little fingers and paws making there way into them.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:06 PM   #12
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Is this a FW or SW tank?
FW tank
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:31 PM   #13
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I have both, My 10 and 75 are both covered and my 20 is open. the only reason I have them like they are is because it is the way I bought them.

with my open tank my cat has fallen in a couple of times...i woke up one morning to water all over my couch and floors and my cat walked out of the bedroom shaking the water off his back end and looked at me like "what I was in the bedroom sleeping, not fishing"
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With a 7 and 3 year old(s) ... I'd say a cover is basically a necessity. Want to guess how many "objects" i've found laying on top to the canopy?
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:47 PM   #15
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I had a uncovered tank as a newbie and had 2 danos jump out. Always covered know, I love my fish and hate funerals down the tiolet. I play a water fall cd.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:02 PM   #16
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I've got them all covered because these are all "old school" tanks and don't have that beautiful polished edges look that the new tanks meant to be coverless have. Mine would just look unfinished without covers.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:27 PM   #17
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Glass top on my 75 African Cichlid tank. Afraid to keep it uncovered all though I think it would look nicer without the canopy and some nice lighting hitting the water direct instead of glass.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:36 PM   #18
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2 of mine are covered.one isnt. the one with no lid definitely has a lot more evaporation
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Glass top on my 75 African Cichlid tank. Afraid to keep it uncovered all though I think it would look nicer without the canopy and some nice lighting hitting the water direct instead of glass.
It would probably look better but I would worry about water splashing into my lights.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:52 PM   #20
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It would probably look better but I would worry about water splashing into my lights.
My lights are on legs. About 2.5 inches high with acrylic cover for the bulbs. You think it would work? I really like the idea. What about jumpers? That would stink.



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