Are there any light compatible with lids.

Epicoz

I have a topfin 20 gallon tank and just got a Nicrew light. I just realized that the lights are not comparable with the lids. Are there any lights that are good with lids or any lids taht would fit with good lights?
thanks
 

BigManAquatics

Could switch to a glass lid. They lay pretty flat and should be able to use with your light.
 
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goldface

I don't use lids on any of my aquariums.
 
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Epicoz

I’m afraid my fish will jump out also I made a makeshift thing under the lid. It has the supports and a made it so it is under the lid and the lid rests on the handles. I just hope it doesn’t fall in
Also it’s ok if the light gets a little wet right?
 
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Bluejay010101

I’m afraid my fish will jump out also I made a makeshift thing under the lid. It has the supports and a made it so it is under the lid and the lid rests on the handles. I just hope it doesn’t fall in
Also it’s ok if the light gets a little wet right?

It's not optimal for lights to be exposed to water and condensation all the time. A glass lid from chain stores don't cost much. Or make your own from plexiglass. Cut out gaps for the filter and heater. Then cover the remaining gaps with craft mesh.

This is what I do with my 10 gal. I also made light risers with some .5" pvc.
 
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RayClem

I am not currently using any lids on my aquariums. However, I do not have any fish that are strong jumpers. I do have some fish that could jump out of the tank if startled, but I had some floating plants that discourage that.

The modern LED lights are designed so they can be mounted on the rim of the tank, but I find that is not ideal . I constructed frames of polystyrene trim that rest on the tank rim and lift the lights about 8" above the tank. When the lights are mounted on the rim, the light does not properly cover the bottom of the tank. With the light elevated the lighting is much more uniform.

BTW: many of the LED lights are not waterproof and will be damaged sooner or later by exposure to moisture. By elevating them, they are less likely to get wet. Some lights are waterproof. My Hygger 957 lights are IP68 rated. They are fully sealed and will still work if immersed in water, although I would not recommend operating that way.
 
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