Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-26-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Chromediggity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Smyrna, GA (Atlanta)
Posts: 54
Glass Tops - FOWLR Aquarium

Does anyone have an opinion on glass tops for salt water aquariums? I currently have one on it but are there benefits to not having one? My current fish are:

2 watchman gobies
1 anthias
2 clowns
1 flame angel
1 six line wrasse
1 skunk cleaner
1 azure damsel

None seem to be prone to leaping although I have always had a top so maybe it has saved them?
__________________

__________________
Chromediggity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Most do not has tops on there tanks. Something to do with gas exchange. I'm not 100% sure why but I do no most do not and some even suggest it.

I have the door on my bio cube 29 open when I'm on and cracked when I'm not.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Chromediggity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Smyrna, GA (Atlanta)
Posts: 54
Hmmm.... I wonder if anyone on here has any "jumped out of the tank" stories?
__________________
Chromediggity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 296
I have had a glass top on my 46 bow front for little over a year now. No problems. The back is open about 2 inches.

The open top, especially during the summer time, has so much water evaporation.

One fish still jumped out! Six line wrasse
__________________
tnice17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fowlr, glass, glass top

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.