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Old 08-28-2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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Do you have a lid?

If you dont have a canopy do you guys run a lid on your reef tank?
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:09 AM   #2
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Yeah. If you need a good lid, look into Innovators profile, and in his signature. You will find there a very extensive and a very well written way to make a proper screen lid. HN1 helped me, but Innovators is still very good.
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Yup, glass lids on all my tanks (present and future). Keeps the heat in, the fish in and the evap in. Articles will tell you that it can cause PH and dissolved oxygen problems. Never had any with my tanks, at least that I know of or that manifested itself into issues with the tank or its inhabitants.

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Can't argue with that!
I don't have any lids.
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Yeppers. Have them on all my tanks.... Easier for keeping my lights and less evap going on.
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Cool well I have a lid that was made for my tank but the overflow tube is in its way. Maybe I will have it cut to fit.
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I think it kindof depends right.. ?? If you have fish that like to jump out of the water like some blennies or gobies.. then not having a lid is just dancing with death IMO. But if you have boring slow fish.. then a lid would be pretty pointless. Other than the glass or acryclic lids like Captain mentioned, that keep heat in and evap in. Personally, i would like to not have a lid lol.. but the netting is just as good for me. I use it because i want a goby and a blenny, both of which are suicidal jumpers. :p
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Can't argue with that!
I don't have any lids.
I went with a netting screen top. No more dead fish to carpet surfing...
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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: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...highlight=mesh
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I'd like to go with out a lids but water and dried salt accumulates on my bulb from the skimmer bubbles. That can't be good.
Maybe look at raising the light.
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