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Covered - openings only for wires & tubes 18 39.13%
Partially covered - large opening somewhere 6 13.04%
Open top - everything below rim level 15 32.61%
Open top - hardscape or plants sticking out 7 15.22%
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I voted for partially covered. I have glass tops on all my tanks, but they all have slits or openings where I can dose, feed, etc.
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Very few of my tanks have or need heaters, too warm is much more common than too cool and open tops help that, even if you have to compensate for evaporation and concentration. Plus of course that you do not waste as much light. Then there is the factor that many of my tanks are interconnected - some that are partly covered have the entire plastic strip at the back of the cover removed for ease of access for plumbing.
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Interesting. It seems to be almost evenly split between covered and uncovered. What is it about uncovered - apart from the ability to have plants grow up and out of the tank - that appeals to people?
For me it is ease of maintenance...I can prune, clean the glass, re-scape etc without having to move the glass top along with the light fixture. Also with the light fixture on legs above, I have the light I need to see to do these various things.



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It really depends on the tank. I have a 72gallon AGA tank so it really IMO doesn't look good open because of the black center support. On the other hand I have a 12g with no center support and I have it open. One day when I buy a large custom tank I'll probably have it completely open not only do I like the look, add'l viewing, etc. but it's easier to maintenance.
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