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Old 03-21-2013, 10:00 AM   #11
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Great thanks! I think I'll go with the 2 reef breeders.
I'm going to have to cover my tank due to too much evaporation. It's ruining the room the tank is in and as much as I love my tank it's not worth having water damage to my home. I was thinking of going with a glass top. Since led are not hot is ok to place the fixtures on top of the glass? Hanging is not an option due to soft wood from all the evaporation. (It's in a sunroom)
I was going to cover mine, too...but was told that with marine tanks, there needs to be adequate air exchange, and covering the tank to limit evaporation can be a bad thing...
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:35 PM   #12
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I was going to cover mine, too...but was told that with marine tanks, there needs to be adequate air exchange, and covering the tank to limit evaporation can be a bad thing...
You are correct. There needs to be gas exchange at the surface. Might add a dehumidifier to the room or some well placed fans. Covering the tank to eliminate or reduce evaporation will just result in driving your PH down to unacceptable levels.
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