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Covering tank for use with SunPod


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OK... So I think I'm going to pass on the 4.36 upgrade for my BC 29 and get the 20" 150w Current Sunpod instead. My question is if I get the SunPod do you guys recommend cutting a sheet of acrylic to cover the tank since it would be open and the Sunpod would be directly exposed to the water?

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OK... So I think I'm going to pass on the 4.36 upgrade for my BC 29 and get the 20" 150w Current Sunpod instead. My question is if I get the SunPod do you guys recommend cutting a sheet of acrylic to cover the tank since it would be open and the Sunpod would be directly exposed to the water?

 

do you have fish to worry about jumping?

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do you have fish to worry about jumping?

 

 

I suppose I do... My Six line has made the jump to the rear chambers twice now.

 

Good point though... I didn't even consider that. Sounds like a plexiglass lid it is.

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I suppose I do... My Six line has made the jump to the rear chambers twice now.

 

Good point though... I didn't even consider that. Sounds like a plexiglass lid it is.

 

 

Be careful with covering the tank up too much. You don't want to mess up gas exchange any.

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I would think that covering the tank while using a SunPod would tend to trap a lot of unwanted heat in the tank...

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I wouldnt put acrylic under a halide like that either, run it open. You will get condensation under the acrylic. I think there is another fix for the fish going into the back chambers of the BC 29.

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I wouldnt put acrylic under a halide like that either, run it open. You will get condensation under the acrylic. I think there is another fix for the fish going into the back chambers of the BC 29.

 

 

I purchased the Sunpod today... and the shop owner suggested that I make a acrylic lid that was square shaped but open in the middle. The end product would look like a square with each side being about 2" wide. He suggested that fish jump from the sides and not the middle and that this way I would keep the fish in and not the heat and still let the full light travel through the water.

 

I want to set it up when I get home but I'm going to hold off until I can get to Home Depot and pick up the Acrylic

 

*** I can handle the fish in the back chambers... I'm concerned about going open and having them hit the floor.

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