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Re: Newbie Pics!
- To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Newbie Pics!
- From: Bill Wichers <billw at waveform_net>
- Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 23:51:04 -0400
> you using a cover glass or are you running an open-top setup?
It's currently open-top. I kept the water level down a little, and put
water lettuce around the spraybars in hopes to keep the SAEs in. The
center 20% of the tank has a glass reinforcement, so that part is covered.
Maintenance sure is a lot easier on an open top tank, but I don't want to
lose any fish. I still have my glass tops if it looks like there are going
to be problems. So far the SAEs seem quite content riding the spraybar
current below the water lettuce, and hanging out in the bottom part of the
Thanks for the comments Bill, and for all your help so far.
A piece of 1/8" thick acrylic a few inches high makes a great barrier. Bend
it with a strip heater (or use a heat gun and be careful), and make either
two "C" shape pieces or 2 or 4 "L" shape pieces such that the pieces snap
into the plastic rim on the top of the tank. If you use smoked acrylic it
can help cut down on the glare from an open-top tank. SAEs are known
jumpers so some precautions are usually necessary to make sure they stay in
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