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post #1 of 4 Old 05-10-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Old Chrome Lid for 29 gallon aquarium safe to use?

This is a very nice lid that is probably 20-25 yrs. old but I was wondering if it was safe because there is no protection from humidity for the lightbulb. If I were to explain this, the lightbulb is on the lid to feed the fish, and where the newer lids lightbulbs are is a storage area.

Is this safe to use? Thanks.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-10-2009, 06:10 PM
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Ok, think I might be hinting at my age here, but as a kid, my brother had an aquarium with the chrome frame and lid as you describe, never had any problems with it.
I guess if it makes you feel unsafe, you could always make a guard for the bulb.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-10-2009, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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heheh, Thanks Twistersmom, I'm thinking I should be alright as well.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-10-2009, 09:52 PM
It should be fine. A few local people still run metal frame tanks, with the slate bottoms.

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