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Glass cover?

In two weeks, my father in law will be bringing the ADA 75P I just purchased up to me. I see all of Takashi Amano's tanks are topless, but I am just worried my fish will commit suicide without a top......A part of me wants to go topless :P, but then the rational side of me says hey, put a top on.....

Also, if I do decide to put a top on, where the heck am I going to find one with the dimensions of a 75P? It's not like they would sell those at any fish store, and the ADA website doesn't sell any tops? I guess they are trying to give me the hint that I shouldn't be putting any type of top on a rimless tank right? I mean, how would a top even go on there without a tank rim?
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Your ada 75 should had come with the hanging clips thats stainless steal. Anyways on the glass top you can get the measurement on ADA japan website that will fit your tank and bring that on lowes to have them cut it for you or you can go to a glass company to order a low iron glass.
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Well, Amano's tanks aren't covered when they're being shown or photographed...

I think a cover is a very wise precaution, especially if you have jumping fish (just about all of them), expensive fish, or expensive jumping fish.

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Well, Amano's tanks aren't covered when they're being shown or photographed...

I think a cover is a very wise precaution, especially if you have jumping fish (just about all of them), expensive fish, or expensive jumping fish.
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Not to mention less evaporation and a more consistent temp
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Thanks for the advice guys/girls.....I will have to check to see if there are any places around here that will cut a piece of low iron glass (probably not, I don't live in a very large metro area). Anyway, I will have to check, maybe online? Has anyone heard of a good online source to cut glass, especially low iron glass?
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I went to a small glass shop and they cut to size. Look for a window company that fixes glass, ask them for their source.
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I don't have a glass top on mine because I like the look of the open top tank on my ada 60p. I have gotten quite a bit of jumpers in the past with chili rasboras and celestial pearl danios, but now they have stopped jumping for some reason... the only thing that still jumps out are my cherry shrimp.
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I got my ada glass cover at miror.com. They are the starphire glass (low iron) 1/4" which i think is the right thickness and weight as a cover. Email philip ([email protected]) with your dimension and he will give u a quote. This place is the better deal i found in the net. I got my 120h and 60h cover from them.
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