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OT: Basic Aqarium Hood Questions

Posted By: LeadFoot <leadfoot@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Friday, 26 March 2004, at 8:14 p.m.

My brother-in-law sold me a 20H gallon tank with a large whisper filter and standard full hood with flourescent strip. I'm planning on replacing my son's 10 gallon tank with this 20 gallon.

Many of you already know that I'm into full canopies on my other tanks, but on this tank I was thinking of just using a basic hood. The problem with the hood on this tank is that the glass is cracked, and the entire back section was cut off to accomodate this huge whisper filter. So, I'd like your opinions on the pros and cons of the standard full hoods vs. glass tops.

While I've discovered that glass tops do a superb job of eliminating evaporation, on the downside