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The ASSMAN
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I like having a cover for 3 reasons.
1- the water evaporates much quicker without a cover
2- My p's do slam against the cover when chasing prey and I dont want one landing on the ground.
3- My cat likes to sit on top of the tank and attack my fish. and they like to attack her thru the glass. I would not want to see what would happen if the glass was not there.

You can use a cover or not, I could not care less, these are the reasons I use one.
 

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5 TIME CHAMPS
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piranha sometimes get scaried and scurry away quicky.they might jump out.always keep closed or else your going to find a dry p on your floor
 

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Piranha Expert
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heard of them jumping out!!! i had 3 reds in a 40gal temperarely and wile i was out... i guess my cat scared it and i came home and it was dry on the flor. im glad it didnt bite my cat or my st bernard.
 

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Definately use a cover! I would make my own out of .25 inch Plexiglass. Then you can hinge the access door(s) on it too. I use a type of turn latch on mine that keeps them from popping it open. My P's don't bounce off the lid much but I made this when I had a 18" Pacu that like to see what was going on outside the tank.
 
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