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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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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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joey'd is da man
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I would go for a cover, fish can jump!
I even once found one on the floor, when I had a cover.
 

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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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yeah im with them you need some kind of cover anything donst have to be fancy but you need something plus if you drop a feeder in it may just crawl out the top of teh tank ... anyways go get that covered
 

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You definately need a cover. They will jump out occasionly. Better to have all you fish instead of a few dried up ones.
 

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have you seen the piranhas in the wild they can jump over 3 feet!!!
get a hood with tight or heavy fittings
because ive got a shark i must have a lid were thinking about padlocks
 

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Agreed! They may not intentionally jump out (some do), but if they get spooked then they could. Mine got spooked once and hit the lid, I was glad I had it.
 
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