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Old 09-04-2009, 11:43 PM   #11
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I have a screen top with 1/4" netting. Found the screen kit at Lowe's as well as the netting (though I had to buy alot of it). You can get it at Home Depot as well. Here is a link that I used to make mine, with pics: Reef Central Online Community - **Clear** Mesh Top
looks good, I might make something like that as well. haha
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:52 AM   #12
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what's the advantage of with the netting/screen? and the run of the mill glass/plastic hood?
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:55 AM   #13
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Netting screen allows proper oxygen exchange at the surface, glass top may not. In sw, it is VERY important that you get proper oxygen exchange at the surface so you can keep a stable ph. Both keep fish from jumping out and carpet surfing.
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heheh cool cause I was wondering. I have a screen top for a 30g tank I acquired but ran out and got a glass top.

Needless to say (seems like common sense) I would need a better than just run of the mill florescent shop lights since I would have to have them up higher above the screen top than resting on the plastic of the plastic/glass hood.
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Interesting topic. I dont use a lid at all on my nano 10 gallon, the one with fish in it.... have a puffer that gets frightened easily when its dark. So I put him into an accrylic breeding cage before I turn off the lights. He has actually jumped out of the tank once...


About fish jumping. I have an idea where the outer edges of the tank are lined with plastic strips, say maybe an inch to two inches wide 90 degrees from the glass wall. This way the surface is still exposed to air while outer walls are protected. Why would this be effective? Ive seen fishes swim against the glass and jump against it. I've yet to see a fish jump in the middle of the tank in open waters.

...just a thought
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Netting screen allows proper oxygen exchange at the surface, glass top may not. In sw, it is VERY important that you get proper oxygen exchange at the surface so you can keep a stable ph. Both keep fish from jumping out and carpet surfing.
If you have an open top sump the exchange happens there. Possibly much more so due do the draining activity.
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Needless to say (seems like common sense) I would need a better than just run of the mill florescent shop lights since I would have to have them up higher above the screen top than resting on the plastic of the plastic/glass hood.
Depends on what you want to keep. There are no minimum lighting requirements for most (if not all) saltwater fish. Move into invertabrates and corals and that all changes.

To keep saltwater fish, for the most part, you need only saltwater, heat (if needed) and a filtering mechanism (apart from the fish and food). No sand, no rock, no nothing else
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