02-27-2013, 11:25 PM #1
To cover or not to cover the ends of my tank
What is the general opinion - do you cover the ends of your tanks?
I would like to keep the fish from seeing their reflections, but I also use the end views to check how well I cleaned along the back.
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02-27-2013, 11:34 PM #2
The ends stay as is on my tanks. Only the back is covered to hide stuff and bring out the tanks insides.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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02-28-2013, 12:48 AM #3
02-28-2013, 01:18 AM #4
I also keep the sides uncovered. Having a decent view around the backs and sides of plants and decor is important in case a fish dies or is sick and you can't see it in the front. I also like to make it so my filter intakes, heater and thermometer are not visible from the front, but I can peek at them from the sides to make sure everything is in order.~Manna
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02-28-2013, 01:34 AM #5
Covering the ends would never work for me. I, too, check clarity end to end. Who cares if the fish can see their reflection? If they don't see it on the sides, they would from the front. They get used it to and pay no attention after awhile.
02-28-2013, 01:40 AM #6
I keep mine uncovered as well.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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03-01-2013, 12:17 AM #7
I do not cover the ends/sides. Just more viewing possibilities.25 Gal - Tropical
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