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Old 02-15-2006, 08:11 PM   #1
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Glass cover or plastic?

Which tank cover do you prefer? Partial Glass or all plastic? How often do you have to clean the glass?

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Old 02-15-2006, 08:48 PM   #2
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Which tank cover do you prefer? Partial Glass or all plastic? How often do you have to clean the glass?

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Glass. Its stronger to support inquisitive cats. I'm not sure how much I would trust plastic..
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:05 PM   #3
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I prefer glass. IMO plastic tends to look cheap. We have plastic on two of our tanks and glass on the other two.
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Glass IMO. I dont care to much for the plastic either but it is a personal preference.
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I prefer hinged glass tops because they prevent evaporation far better than the plastic/glass hood combos.
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Glass - doesn't scratch like plastic so look nicer longer. Plus you can add lights for plants, etc. simply by hanging those on top.

I have a DIY wood canopy that matches the stand. I think that looks better than a simple glass top, but that's personal preference.
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glass all the way, i just ordered a glass canopy for my 10 gallon and it was only 8 bucks plus 7 for shipping and i got a brand new 18 inch flourescent with 3 working bulbs for free off my buddy lol
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I had glass tops on mine until I made a wood canopy, now I have no cover. And the wood top makes a place for my cat to lay on (she can't get at the fish, tho she does get curious when the fish strike at the sruface for food.)
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Thank you. I bought the glass top. I hate the look of the plastic tops and also thought my cat might enjoy looking in the tank from the top.
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