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Does anyone have one? How do you keep the fish in. I was thinking... do you think I could make a plastic extension to sit on top of the rim of the tank that leaves about a foot of air but keeps fish in? Anyone have any thoughts of pics?

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I dont have a top on my tanks at all, and have never had a problem with any fish jumpin out of the tanks. I have fish that really like to get out also, such as the dojo loach, but never had that problem. And with the plants growing like they do, I usually end up cutting the plants about 3 inches below the water so they stop growing out of the top of the tank.
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I eventually did away with my glass top since it blocked a considerable amount of light and was a pain to clean since I have harder water. No new problems have come about yet....

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While moving, I left an old 30 gallon at my old address for 4 days or so without a top. A Hatchet, a kili and a Pearl Danio all took the plunge. Not that it's so surprising that it was those types of fish that jumped out..but I figured...what are the odds?
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Look at it this way... the fish will only jump out once... :lol:
As for no glass tops...you get so much more light out of your setup without the stupid glass. I am going to be reverting back to an open top as soon as I get my lights adjusted to do so. The only draw back is the evaporation rates, but its worth the extra effort I think.
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No glass tops for me but I do have metal halides. Its a bit troublesome in winter as you get a condensation build up on the windows. This leads to the formation of mould. Never had a problem with the fish trying to escape. If they want to commit suicide then so be it.

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guess i'm the only one who likes their glass tops....
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I prefer the glass tops. I have a four year old, need I say more........
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Look at it this way... the fish will only jump out once... :lol:
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Are you looking to set up a terrarium or garden aquarium? I guess I'm wondering why you would want to do this?

I have this garden aquarium--http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...mp;N=2004+2020
and I've had no problem with fish jumping out. Some fish are known for jumping--you just have to avoid keeping these fish.
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I have a few open top tanks and some very jumpy fish. I find having a good cover of floating plants keeps them on the right side side of the glass.
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