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Old 08-19-2011, 08:53 PM   #31
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Nice aquascaping!
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29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:55 PM   #32
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You think so? I redid it from my previous one, which was just a bunch of rocks piled on. I hate the quality of my iPhones camera... Lol
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:56 PM   #33
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@slither nice tank I was thinking of going to an open top tank any benefits from open and closed?
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #34
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@gt what ya got in mind
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:58 PM   #35
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My tank came with glass lids, but with open tops, the tank stays cooler, and allows for better gas exchange.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:00 PM   #36
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I have heard from a lot of people that open top tanks are bad.

1. Evaporation happens very quickly
2. Whenever you put you hands in the tank water spills EVERYWHERE

I wouldnt recommend it
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:03 PM   #37
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I keep all open top tanks and have no issues. I also don't have any jumpers o that is covered.

The water is gonna evaporate anyway whether from the tank or sump. Also it allows for better gas exchange for the water.

Not to mention it looks awesome.

I constantly have my hands in my tanks and just keep a towel nearby, no biggie.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:05 PM   #38
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Mine came with a top so I just kept it. Plus, Im planning on getting a cat. Wouldnt really want it to go SW fishing...
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:06 PM   #39
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I will probably get a nano tank and I will consider having it open top now
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:06 PM   #40
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I think I'm going to take off my glass tops tonight one of mine broke I had to super glue and duct tape cuz those tops are expensive about 120 bucks
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