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post #11 of 21 Old 04-13-2008, 06:29 AM
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Oh, I don't want to have to use a cooling fan but I don't think I do. Not many plants yet (most are fake), since I have only the strip lighting that came with the tank and I can't really afford anything else until our tax refund comes back. Oh well, the fish are happy and healthy and I guess that's what matters.

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post #12 of 21 Old 04-13-2008, 12:42 PM
I have very few hoods left these days. I have found that using glass canopies is the way to go. These are glass covers that, imo, allow much more light into the tank. the plastic "lenses" on commercial plastic tops oxidizes too quickly. A decent light and canopy runs very close in cost to a plastic top. Using the canopies gives you more versitility when selecting lights fixtures also.
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post #13 of 21 Old 04-13-2008, 12:53 PM
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I plan on getting a new one of those too....ohhhh, so many things I want with the money. *sigh*

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post #14 of 21 Old 04-13-2008, 01:02 PM
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That's the way I have gone too. It's a heck of a lot cheaper as well, and I can put a light in the front panel if I want.
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I'm not sure I understand. The whole top is glass? Or just a part in the front? Where do I get one of those in store or online? It sounds alot nicer
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post #16 of 21 Old 04-13-2008, 02:57 PM
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The entire top is glass withg a plastic piece intetween to pieces of glass so you can lift them when you need to.

PErsonally, I have switched to Egg crate, the square stuff used on flourescent light fixtures. This blocks almost 0 light and you almost never have to clean it to keep it from blocking light after it gets a little dirty like glass does. Might not be the best choice if you have little fish that like to jump out but for most fish it should work.
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post #17 of 21 Old 04-13-2008, 05:24 PM
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Yeah, I just like the glass cuz it's easy to flip open the top...and I've got some jumpers. Egg crate is good- especially if you're outfitting an entire fish room, but the glass is more aesthetically pleasing.

You can get them online, or pretty much at any LFS. I believe Perfect0, All-Glass Aquarium and just about every brand makes 'em. They all fit standard aquarium sizes, although my Marineland one is a bit tiny for an All-Glass Aquarium I have, I'm the only one who would notice that. They come with a little plastic strip on the back 1.5 inches which you can take off, or cut so that the filter, etc fit into the tank and you have the most coverage possible.
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post #18 of 21 Old 04-13-2008, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have a specific name I could ask for, and a picture would be great!!
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post #20 of 21 Old 04-14-2008, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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I found one today, it was only $15, not to bad. So I threw my other hood away and put in the glass top, and my tank instantly brightened up!!! I was so shocked. It looks great! It is still cloudy from the mini cycle and flourite, but it is really taking a good turn. I have made small changes here and there for the past week or two and I am really pleased with the outcome. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. Many thanks!! But when should I get conerned if the cloudiness continues??
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