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Old 04-10-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-10-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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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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Old 04-10-2012, 01:27 AM   #3
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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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