Lid Or No Lid?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by ChrisR, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. ChrisRNew MemberMember

    I will be setting up a 55 long soon and I was wondering if I would need to have a lid for a cichlid tank?
  2. Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    I would say yes. I've never kept cichlids but all fish jump, especially since cichlids can be aggressive to each other. If one fish is getting chased, it might hit the glass and go straight up, flying out of the tank
  3. ChrisRNew MemberMember

    Is there a cheaper alternative for a lid? It’s hard to find the right dimensions for that long of a tank only option I had was to get 2 separate lids but it gets pricy
  4. HORNET1Well Known MemberMember

    Check your local hardware store or online for
    Louvered Egg Crate Ceiling Light Panels
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018
  5. ChrisRNew MemberMember

    Thank you that helps a lot
  6. NYFishGuyValued MemberMember

    I got full glass tops for my 55 gal. 24$ & free shipping.
    enclosed tank will hold heat better as well.


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