glass lid question

floridagator

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from reading many of the post and pics of people tanks on here it doesn't seem that many use a glass lid on top. why is this?
 

jmait769

-CSHFLW
The main reason many leave the glass off is for gas exchange with the air to remove excess carbon dioxide.

Good article from Randy here: http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-09/rhf/index.php

The other reason is with bright lighting you will get a lot of heat retention. High water temp!!

Some want the tank to evaporate at a faster rate to allow additional top-off of RO/DI water combined with calcium and alkalinity additives. I’m in a little bit of a different situation here in the desert. I have left a portion of the tank covered with glass to prevent or slow down a lot of evaporation (it’s pretty dry here!) and prevent too much top-off from my Kalk reactor.

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HTH

Jay
 
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