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Lid Condensation Problem

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Offline sunshine

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Lid condensation problem
« on: June 14, 2015, 09:59:10 PM »
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Hi
I am very pleased with my secondhand Rena cube tank apart from the (aluminium?) lid.  Whenever I lift it off for WC there's all condensation on the inner side so water dribbles all over the lighting, floor, etc.  It's quite big (52x52cm) & altho' it's flat, it's awkward to handle when it's so wet. So I was wondering about either making a new lid or buying one.  Any suggestions please?
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Re: Lid condensation problem
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 10:36:34 PM »
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Any chance you can pop a condensation tray in between the tank and the hood? You could make your own perspex one pretty simply...

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Re: Lid condensation problem
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 09:14:09 AM »
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I have the same problem Sunshine with my hood.  I try to drain as much back into the tank as I can when I'm lifting it off but it still gathers and then trickles.
I have a set of three tea towels that I keep with my fishy stuff (other half knows NEVER to use them for drying up!).
I put one of these on the floor and prop the hood on it while I do the changes.  The towel gets damp but at least my carpet stays drier.

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Re: Lid condensation problem
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 10:01:45 AM »
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I do exactly the same as Sanjo.

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Re: Lid condensation problem
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 09:55:39 AM »
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Thanks Cod, Sanjo & Skittler.  Sorry for the delay in replying - had my op.  I'll have a think about a condensation try, Cod - I didn't know about them.  At the moment I'm doing the same as you Sanjo & Skittler.   :)

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Re: Lid condensation problem
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 11:50:43 AM »
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Not knowing how your lid sits on the tank, have a good look at it before spending your money. There is no way I could use a condensation tray in my 50 litre, for example, because the light projects down too low and would touch it - not a good idea with fluorescent lights and plastic.

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Re: Lid condensation problem
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015, 08:53:09 PM »
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Yes, I was thinking that when I checked it today, Sue.  The lights are quite low so couldn't have anything between them and the water.  Oh well, will have to think of Plan B.  It will do for the moment, I'm in no rush.  Thanks.

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