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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2004, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a miniaqualight for my 2.5 gallon. The aqualight box says to place the light directly on the glass aquarium cover. The light gets pretty hot and I am worried about the glass cracking. Are the glass aquarium covers heat resistant? I am afraid of water splashing the hot glass and cracking it, and then having the light fall into the tank.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2004, 08:06 AM
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I put 2 fixtures ODNO on top of my glass cover and haven't got problem for the last 6 month. The glass cover is too hot to touch but somehow doesn't warm up the water. No cracking and such. I plan to put spme rubber feet or gasket though so at least I can touch the cover.

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The only part of the cover that seems hot is directly under the light. Hopefully it isn't as hot as it seems and the light will not hurt the glass.
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