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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?

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  • Open concept tank.

    92 79.31%
  • Covered tank.

    24 20.69%
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Thread: Vote:Open Tank or Tank with Cover

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    Thumbs up Vote:Open Tank or Tank with Cover

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    I would like to find out how many you are having Open Tank (Tank without cover) or Tank with cover for Plant tank.

    This would hopefully help me to decide what I should get for my new (or reused) 4 feet planted tank.

    Cheers!

    FishGoogle

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    Open tank for me.
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    Open tank for easy maintenance, also allow plants like echinodorus to grow out of the water

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    open...unless you REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY like the hatchets.

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    Open Tank, cheaper and more practice for planted tank...
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    Question

    No one out there using covered tank?

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    Fishgoogle,

    Where are you from?

    In Singapore, because of the heat, we tend to leave the tank top open for ventilation. My tank came with the cover, but I removed it for the above reason.

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    I think why pple use open tank is becos so that you can lower temp to at least 27 degree. Unless you are using chiller

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    Hi KC,
    I am Singaporean lah, but not very knowledgeable with planted tank... and thinking of getting one. However realise there are covered and non covered tanks, so just wanted to get an opinion on this.

    However based on the feedback so far, it seems like open tank is the choice for planted tank.


    Cheers!

    fishgoogle

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    Good luck and enjoy the fruit 6 mths later. Patient is a virture that to will cultivate in planting

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    I am also using open tank. Last time used to think that if were to use cover one will it look more nice n neat. But when come to think of the temperature in sg, I think it is best now unless the tank are going to be in a air-con room.

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    My tank is totally enclosed inside a cabinet.

    Because of that, temp can go up to 31 degrees.
    My current DIY fan set-up will reduce it to 29 in the afternoon.

    agree with blueray I do.

    As it is a case of neatness over temp for my tank.

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    Thumbs up

    well if you want a nice tank you can consider chiller. But bear in mind $$$

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    open tank for me as well... both for the plants/shrimps as well as reducing the temperature...

    but do take note if you have any fishes that may "jump"... try not to keep the water level too high... another advantage is that it allows for more gap for ventilation from your lightings (if you have one)...

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    Open top for me too. Unless you got chiller or have a tank in the aircon office.
    I found that since using tanks with euro-bracing 3 years back, there's only 1 or 2 cases where fish jump out. So it probably helps.
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    Fish google, added a poll for you.

    Open concept for me... now, if only arowanas aren't such darn good jumpers...
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    Plus the fact that these darn good jumpers can also be darn expensive...
    Cheers,
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    Somehow I prefer a covered tank. Like those European concepts.

    Cheers,
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    ...open concept for me... unless i fall in love with hatchets....

    ...but even after u put the lighting, only half your tank is open
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    Open tank....cos you may want to admire your fishes from the top view.

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