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Do you keep a cover on your aquarium?

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Poll: Covered Aquarium Survey (283 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you keep a cover on your aquarium?

  1. Yes - I have a glass/acrylic aquarium cover. (71 votes [25.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.09%

  2. Yes - I have a screen/mesh/eggcrate cover. (27 votes [9.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.54%

  3. Yes - I have an aquarium with a built-in hood. (57 votes [20.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.14%

  4. No - The top of my aquarium is open to the air. (128 votes [45.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.23%

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    Nano Reefer

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This is a pretty nice top. I've lost a few treasured fish the same way, especially jawfish. In fact, I stopped after the 2nd jaw decided to kill himself.
How did you build the frame?

I have lost two fish to carpet surfing, so I made this cover from bird netting to keep everyone in the tank.

Very easy to fabricate from window screen frame you can buy at HD or Lowes.

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    Nano Reefer

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glass top over a picoaquarium barracuda.



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I have a glass top, but use it only when I leave for the weekend or longer to help control evaporation. When I can tend to the tank daily it's east to top-off and I don't need the cover to stop evaporation. Plus, there is no chance it is blocking light while it's not in use.

Edited by CollegeNano, 04 February 2011 - 08:23 AM.