02-09-2007, 02:24 AM
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Cracked glass canopy--need to raise light hood?
Ok so I bought the tank about a month ago (46 Gallon All Glass Bowfront) and it came with a glass lid (no hinge). I grabbed the feeder lid by the handle to put it back on the tank after filling it (first time) and it slipped out of the handle and shattered. So I ordered a new one and it finally came in yesterday.
After being on the tank just over 24 hours, the rear glass piece (the one that sits under the lights) has fractured. Could be from hot lights+80 degree water? I still have the old one, but I'm worried that if I go to put that on, the same thing will happen again. So, should I just do that, or should build some risers to get it to sit about 3" off the glass? Bulbs are 50/50 power compacts (2 each) and I just setup an 18 LED moonlight kit--more on that next post.