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Old 12-22-2005, 12:15 AM   #11
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you have a SW tank as well right ASpec? why not set up a auto topoff system and use some of that nice RO/DI water your using for mixing artifical salt water, on the open top planted tank? :P
you have some advantages moving from SW to FW planted that some FW fokes do not IMHO.. this is one of them.. :P
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Caribou, have you ever considered getting a scraper? it's a simple razor blade (straight blade) sold at almost every store in the paint section, it's used to remove paint from glass, it will remove that calcium with 1 pass and no soaking in vinegar.. Just a thought.

On topic, I recently build a canopy for my 75, made it from 1x2 pine (like 50cents for 8 feet), then covered the frame with hobby panels from home depot, then used oak trim to finish the outside. built the frame with openings at the back for filters, it currently houses 2 2x4' light fixtures and my old single aquarium fixture (200w). all about 1' above the water, if a fish jumps it will at worst land on a ledge and can jump back in (flapping around) as there is no where for it to get out. The front slides up on "rails" (corner molding attached on 1 side only)..
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