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Re: [APD] Open Top Aquariums

On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 10:34:24 -0500, <cpegg at ripco_com> wrote:

As much as I like open top aquariums they aren't very popular overall. I
bet at least 98% of aquariums are purchased with cover glasses.

Out of curiosity, what's the humidity like in your area? Evaporation
isn't the only concern. I'd absolutely love an open-top aquarium and in
summer it would be no problem, but here in Chicago in the winter *I* dry
out, nevermind the plants. My current glass top doesn't entirely cover
the tank and occasionally some plant peeps out through the gap. It
doesn't take long at all before the exposed leaves start turning brown and


How much humidity does an open-topped aquarium release in terms of room comfort? I'm not sure I like the idea of turning my house into a tropical sogginess.

Andrew McLeod
thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk

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