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post #21 of 22 Old 06-16-2010, 12:50 PM
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I agree, you have a filter, that is your water movement machinery, the plants provide the oxygen--no need for more gadgetry especially as it can be detrimental to plants.

I can't tell from the photos, but if your tank has a frame around the top that has a lip on the inside, the glass cover can sit on that. Glass covers are available for most sized tanks and are not expensive. The front pane is either hinged (on smaller sizes like 10g, 20g) or slides back, allowing for easy feeding. The light then remains on the upper edge of the frame with the glass down on the lip. If that makes sense.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Will do the glass top, won't do the air stone. Thanks guys you have been a big help with my new freshwater quest. At some point, I'm gonna take pics of my 2 tanks and put them on my fish tank list. Thanks again.
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