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Old 06-27-2005, 09:17 AM   #1
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light penetration

Will eggcrate allow more light pentration or will it defeat the purpose? I have heard it shades the tank some? I use glasstops and I was just wondering which is best?
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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Bearfan recently tried eggcrate and said it noticably shaded the tank.
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:06 AM   #3
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It does allow for better gas exchange and maybe heat control. I say just go topless.
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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Can't I have a 6-line and am getting a yellow watchman gobie...I do have a hood but it has no back panel.
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:12 AM   #5
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I think you will be fine. I have yellow watchman goby in my tank and have no problems without a glass cover.
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sweet then that's what I'll do thanks
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:28 PM   #7
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glass tops shade the tank too something like 15% reduction in light penetration. I think I read something like that over at wetwebmedia. I'll try to find where it said it.

My new tank is open top and I like how it looks a lot better.
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My daughters yellow watchman jumped right out while I had the top off. Luckily I was standing right there and scooped him back in. 8O

I went to egg crate after that. It does reduce light but does offer better heat and gas exchange.
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I have a 6-line wrasse and run open top. He rarely even comes to the surface, except at feeding.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:39 PM   #10
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Over in Aquabotanic.com about a year or so ago, they discussed that there was recent testing that the eggcrate actually magnified the intensity of the light going into the aquarium. There was an article on this too in FAMA about a year or so ago.
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