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kmooch
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PostPosted: 2003.04.20(Sun)10:38    Post subject: glass tops--condensation Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for eliminating condensation on the glass top of our tank. We have a forty gallon tank, that is a coffee table, and no matter what we do the top is covered with condensation, it really spoils the effect of the table.
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uLtRa
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PostPosted: 2003.04.20(Sun)11:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't think there is anything you can do about it! Confused I'm not sure though, but I don't think anything can stop it.
whenever you have heat, water is going to evaporate and condense on something cold. in fact water even evaporates in near zero temps.
sorry!

maybe you could keep the tank somewhere hot (like by a window where the sun catches it) where the glass will not reach a temperature sufficient to condense the water vapour.
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Mike
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PostPosted: 2003.04.20(Sun)14:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a de-humidifier, thats what we use.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.26(Sat)9:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a de-humidifier, thats what we use.
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Mike I think the condensation is inside the tank I am not sure using a dehumidifier would work unless you put it inside the tank.


you could try raising the glass lid 1/2" to an 1"off the aquarium top to leave an air gap for ventilation. this should help.
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Mike
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PostPosted: 2003.04.26(Sat)13:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh right, I understand now.

I spose this tank hasn't got light-on them since on a cofee table. My planted tank doesn't get condensation on top glass cause I have quite a bit of heat produced from the flourescents.

Would like to see a picture of this aquarium/coffee table -- Hope it's sturdy.

can't really picture it in my mind...
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PostPosted: 2003.04.27(Sun)11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to see if you can find a small strip or glass heater to warm the glass up to keep the water moving.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.29(Tue)11:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seperate the top piece of glass from the tank more, 1/2 inch to an inch or so. So there is an empty space between the top glass and the sides of the tank. Wink
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