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    Question Glass or no glass?

    I was just wondering how many people are running a glass top over their tanks. Is it needed to help with the loss of water thru evaporation and/or can it be harmful by decreasing the proper amount of light by filtering it?
    I was just wondering what everyone's take was on this?

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    I don't think many have glass tops... I'm sure the heat would become a huge issue. If you plan on holding fish that are known to jump.. get yourself some eggcrate to throw on top of your setup... hope this helps.

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    You also need to have adequate gas exchange and with a sealed lid it would be pretty tough.
    If you had an open sump below you may be able to get away with a sealed main tank but I wouldn't take the chance.
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    I have sliding glass tops on mine.

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    My opinion...lose the glass....it makes for better gas exchange.
    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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    Thumbs up

    lose the glass its a pain in the &*^%$$.
    I started out with the glass canopy but after having to clean it every frigging week I ditched it. It also blocks some of the light,keeps in the heat, and if ya ever want HALIDES it will probaly crack.

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    I built a frame of egg crate on the back of my canopy, fish cant jump and no lose of light over the tank. The overflow seems to be the only concern I have but Im working on that.

    MINIATUS

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    Thx. for everyone's opinions....I have since removed the glass and have replaced it with egg crate (took half my thumb off trying to cut the stuff)
    Thx. again
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    Glad we could help. Hows life up your way,spent my childhood in your neck of the woods.

    MINIATUS

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    Life up here in "Cottage Country" is nothing but great...great view, great people and great golf!
    Born and raised in Orillia and worked in the same job here for the past 20 years, hopefully retire here in 10
    Thx. again for the help
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