can I use a metal grate as an aquarium lid? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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can I use a metal grate as an aquarium lid?

and place lighting on top of it?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 01:40 AM
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I personally would not but if you have a water safe light then it should be fine. You will just be losing a lot of light when you could easily just put two bars across the top and set the ends of the light on them with maybe a plexi-glass cover if you want.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 02:27 AM
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Depends on the metal. Some metal is more reactive, and water condensing on it, then dripping back into the tank might carry some of the metal into the tank.
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