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Hood for a red Sea reefer?

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Richard150384, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Richard150384

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    Are there any kits available for making a hood for open top tanks? I've got a red Sea reefer 350, and as much as I like the open top, condensation in the house(and the mold on the walls) and the amount of top up required is getting a bit daft. I don't want to use a dehumidifier. What might complicate matters is that I use a evergrow it2120(4 foot) that comes right up to the edge of the glass. Any comments welcome ☺
     
  2. Colin

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    How about a glass cover sat on top with some glass stops on it to locate and stop sliding?
     
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    Richard, Did you solve your problem? I am about to buy the same system and plan to have an old-fashioned wood canopy constructed. It will leave about 8 inches of space above the water level and be open at the back so, as far as I am concerned, air exchange will be adequate. I don't understand why everyone wants open tops these days. I guess they don't have jumpers. I hear concerns about air/gas exchange but I believe that is largely addressed by the air introduced by a protein skimmer and don't really see how the old-fashioned open-back canopies are a problem to begin with unless one's system requires something other than LED lighting strips.
     
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