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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 05:42 AM
talontsiawd
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I would only do a glass top or mesh top if I had jumpers. I don't see any other reason that I would choose to use one. Less evaporation may seem like another positive but maintaining the tank is so much more challenging that it wouldn't be enough for me.

I have found that if I am using a canister filter, I don't really want a more efficient system as the limit between acceptable CO2 and too much is pretty close. With HOB filters, I find that line to be much bigger. Similarly, I feel that outside of initial cost, CO2 is a pretty cheap part of the hobby. The longer the CO2 lasts, the less likely I am to stay on top of checking it regularly as well.

-Matt

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