Hi Alfred - glass tops definitely cut back on evaporation, even drastically so for certain tanks that have a significant surface area to volume ratio. I don't have any links regarding the subject, but have been using them for years without issue (albeit in a house with central sir so overheating is not an issue). Gas exchange is certainly a concern if one were to have little water movement, but that is never a concern in any reef tank, especially one with an overflow and protein skimmer.
Hey, I am wanting to get into saltwater but am trying to due my research first. I saw that you like to use lids to cut back on evaporation. I would like to have a minimal maintenance tank and was wanting to look into how to cut back on top offs. I understand the heat issue that is caused by a lid but don't see how gas exchange could exist. If you have any links or info on how to use a lid to reduce evaporation I would greatly appreciate them. Thank you.
Hello there - I visit A Reef Creation, Saltwater Paradise, The Fish Place, and Pets Plus frequently. There is a swap coming up on the 26th (Queen City Frag Fest) - check out the Upstate Reef Society forum here on RC for info, and the forum is frequented by lots of other WNY's...
Hello zooman! I am a fellow western New Yorker ( Amherst). I was wondering what local establishments you purchase from. Also was wondering if there are any local frag swaps that you might be familiar with.