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Old 06-13-2018, 07:21 AM
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Default Lids on a FOWLR?

needed or naw? any cases that fish slash or jump out or something?

most reef tanks out there are rimless
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:41 PM
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Ya I've had jumpers for sure so I put a mesh top on mine. Wrasses will jump, almost guaranteed. I've had clowns jump and my blue tang hits the mesh all the time.

Some fish swim down naturally when threatened, some swim up. The ones that swim up will be found on your floor at some point...
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:12 PM
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Ya I've had jumpers for sure so I put a mesh top on mine. Wrasses will jump, almost guaranteed. I've had clowns jump and my blue tang hits the mesh all the time.

Some fish swim down naturally when threatened, some swim up. The ones that swim up will be found on your floor at some point...
ahh I see , cause you see most reef tanks and it's always open top haha. but I guess with fowlr, the chances will be bigger.
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a lot of people do it cause it looks cool. I had a rimless tank that looked just awesome open but I'd get calls at work "DAD your fish is flopping on the floor what do I do" or I'd wake up and a clownfish would be crusty on the living room table.

Its just a risk. Some people never have issues, I guess it would depend on your stock. If you have a couple of peaceful fish, you may never have a jumper, I happen to keep a super aggressing sailfin tang and have some really expensive wrasses, it would kill me to loose them due to jumping so this tank I have now has a full mesh lid.

They sell some pretty cook kits now that make it so you can add corners and cut outs, that sort of thing. Worth a look.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:13 AM
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i guess i just dont like the feeling of a lid because it gets away from the clean look. but yeah i see what you mean. better safe than sorry when your fish is worth hundreads of dollars.
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