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Old 04-04-2009, 02:01 AM   #1
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I have come to a bit of an issue

I am seeing using a glass canopy is best to reduce evaporation, and to seperate the lighting from water when you have a light fixture above a tank. I'm not sure if its required, because I red that on a fish shop website. The issue is if I have to use a glass canopy I am unable to fit my protein skimmer, there is usually 9 1/2" of glass, with 2" of plastic. My protein skimmers intake and output are about 2 1/2" to 3" past. Which would require cutting the glass. Any resolution to this?
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I always try to discourage use of a glass cover because it traps heat in the tank usually causing overheating but the main reason it promotes low PH due to poor gas exchange at the surface.
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Ok thank you for letting me know that. I was just seeing that a few lights instructions say they are for use above a class canopy. Wasn't sure.
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