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Old 11-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
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Do you cover your tank with glass?

My aquarium is completely covered with a top filter that stretches horizontally from end to end and the rest is also covered by three neon lights. Do I need to also add a glass cover or fiberglass cover?
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You absolutely don't need to.

Just be prepared for bucket loads of evaporation.


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You absolutely don't need to.

Just be prepared for bucket loads of evaporation.


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This, i remember when i used to keep my larger tanks, my 220 would even lose up to 1 inch of water in a couple day to a week.

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I loose aprox a gallon a day in evaporation , thank god for auto top off ,
on my 90g I have a 30g auto top off tank and my 37g I have a 10g auto top off tank ,
makes life so much easier , it was one of the best investments I made for my tanks
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I loose aprox a gallon a day in evaporation , thank god for auto top off ,
on my 90g I have a 30g auto top off tank and my 37g I have a 10g auto top off tank ,
makes life so much easier , it was one of the best investments I made for my tanks
what is an auto top off?
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what is an auto top off?
A machine that detects water level and adds as water evaporates to maintain a certain water level. Very commonly used in salt water aquaria due to the ammounts of salt increasing in ppm when water evaporates.

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Don't forget to assess the kind of fish you are keeping. Some are born jumpers. I love topless aquariums, but about half of mine have lids just because of jumping issues.
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Egg crate is an excellent top that can be customized very easily. http://m.homedepot.com/p/Plaskolite-...33A/202025149/


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Egg crate is an excellent top that can be customized very easily. Plaskolite, 4 ft. x 2 ft. Suspended Light Ceiling Panel, 1199233A at The Home Depot - Mobile


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This is an excellent idea, thanks.
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This is an excellent idea, thanks.

Glad I could help !! On a side note, I've always been informed to use the white. They make a silvery type also but have heard it may flake off and not good for the tank should it fall in.


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