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Thread: Glass Tops VS Hoods
05-04-2012, 09:07 PM #1
Glass Tops VS Hoods
Do you like glass tops or hoods better and why.
05-04-2012, 10:07 PM #2
05-04-2012, 10:29 PM #3
Glass tops clean up easier and allow for more lighting versatility.
05-04-2012, 11:01 PM #4
I like glass lids but I also like canopys. I like each of them for different reasonsIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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05-04-2012, 11:29 PM #5
Glass tops FTW.
Hoods are for cobras, And a canopy is what you are under after your parachute opens. .
I feel no need to distract from where the show actually is.
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05-05-2012, 06:11 AM #6
i would some glass tops on my tanks, but currently dont have the money for it.
05-05-2012, 07:23 AM #7
I have some of both and I'm not sure which I prefer to be honest.
I love that the light and cables are hidden by the canopy/hoods. But I also love the look of a glass top tank with a nice light suspended over top.~Col~
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05-05-2012, 08:20 PM #8
I prefer glass tops, the big reason being it doesn't limit your options in the future. If you decide to go with a planted aquarium, you can easily put on any light fixture and use that glass top. With a plastic hood if you went with a planted tank in the future, you are limited to the size of light fixture and bulbs you can use, so would end up replacing that hood with a glass one. Also I find with plastic hoods it seems like after a year or so, they become harder to clean, especially the clear part where the light shines through.
05-05-2012, 10:26 PM #9
I prefer open top tanks without any of the above but in regards to the question, glass lids without question. My "hoods" all went in the trash.
05-05-2012, 10:30 PM #10
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