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    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
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    Glass Top...

    Where can I buy a glass top for my 65gallon? Not too expensive?


    Marc
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    hmm do really want one? most people remove them after because there a pain to clean every week plus they don't help with the heat and gas exchange.

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    i agree with jonny rock. but maybe try big al's in ottawa. I was there last weekend. they have some killer tanks. good thing i had the car
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    I'm just affraid that there will be too many evaporated water...
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    Water will evaporate covered or not. It's just that the evaporated water will collect on the underside of the cover in the strong light and then NICE THICK GREEN algae will grow there and you will have to clean it off often.
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    I had a glass top on my 35g. That thing was always coverd in salt creep. Evap is better than cleaning that top weekly. Be carefull of the tank temps too.

    I had a DiY top on a 65 gal once. just cut 2 end sections. for the center. I placed one section (smaller) on top over lapping the ends. I glued a plastic handle on the center section. Or you could buy some acrylic at home depot and build one. For a tank that size i would make sure it breaks down into a few sections. makes cleaning it a lot easier. good luck
    TANK -35 Gallon with 15 gallon sump/fuge
    LIGHTS - T5HO 36" 165 total watts
    FLOW - Mag 7, fluval 304, 201 powerhead
    OTHER - seaclone 100 skimmer, RO/DI water

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    Sorry, maybe its my being new, but why would you not put a cover on your tank. If I have my lights sitting on top of the tank wouldn't they eventualy get covered in salt and stuf?

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    I'm installing my new MH lights... So They wont to too close to the water...

    So I'm sure that the lights wont have too much salt on it...


    Marc
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    Ive used glass covers for years, Big help in slowing the evaporation of water, keep your return below water as to keep rippling and splashing to a minimum. never had any algae on the glass. The gas exchange still takes place in the sump, overflows and skimmer.

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    so your telling me that you never have to clean the glass? at the least it would be once every 2 weeks. thats a pain. the more water surface turbulance the better as saltwater doesn't hold o2 very well. not to mention other benefits. most reefers with MH lighting prefer the glass off for heat issues,better light reaching the corals and clams at the bottom,evaporation helps cool the tank plus if you have lots of LPS and SPS corals you can topoff all that evaporated water with limewater which will help your corals grow. now, why the glass top again?

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