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Old 04-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #1 
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Hello! I just went out to Petco and got a great deal on a 20 gallon long tank (only 20 dollars!). However, it didn't come with a lid...

When I look online for a lid/hood, should I just put in "20 gallon long tank lid" or should I be more specific? How much should I look to be spending?? Is it easy to find lids for tanks separately?
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:13 PM   #2 
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You can purchase glass hoods. They can be quite pricey, but I love mine.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #3 
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Is it easy to put lights on a glass hood? My fiance and I are looking into getting a house (within 2 years) and I want to set it up then... I know, long time away, but I want it to be cycled, and as far as I know (which is nothing) you need lights for the plants.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #4 
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Hmmm. Well I have a tank light that has sliders to fit a tank up to 40 gallons. However, my rubermaid fry-housing tub is only 30 gallons long, so the sliders came in handy. I think a tank lid would be less expensive in your case, though I reaaaaaally love those glass lids.
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What are the benefits of the glass lids vs. the other lids?
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #6 
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Well the glass hoods lift from both the front and back, but you get a handle to put on the front. Obviously the tank hood with a light in it already has a light, so there's no added expense there. I think I like the glass more simply because I can see my fish from a top view.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #7 
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I feel like the glass tank lid would help keep the moisture in, too, do you agree?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:01 PM   #8 
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As long as the lid fits correctly, a regular tank lid does this as well. Though I have noticed less water evaporating out of the tank itself with my glass lid.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #9 
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Hmmm. Well, like I said, I have a few years to look... I just like to buy ahead, so I know what I have... Do you know what I mean?
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Yep. I'm planning on getting a special type of goldfish. I want this thing to live for like, forever though. So I'm purchasing things ahead of time.
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