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    As the topic says, what's the best way to cover a screen top to hold in humidity/heat. And how much should you cover?

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    If you want my honest opinion, I would throw the screen top away and buy a sheet of pegboard and cut it to size to fit for a lid. This stuff works SO well for keeping in humidity in a glass tank, too.

    Just my $0.02. I've never wasted my time with a screen lid, but I know alot of people here use them and cover them with duct tape. I would wait for their advice on it, I have no idea how that would work.

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    duct tape....i cover about 2/3 of the screen top with duct tape. you may need to cover the whole thing with just a whole for a heat lamp(if you have a heat lamp). or just hole for ventilation.

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    I used contact paper on mine to cover most of the top, you can cut it to fit and I think it looks a little better than duct tape. If you get it to match the tank trim, it kinda looks like it belongs there. Granted it doesnt stick all that well, but it does well enough. I also built the home made humidfier found on this site, and it worked wonders for my low humidity problem!
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    I do exactly what Mike said - duct tape covering all of the top with holes around the lights (or if you don't use lights leave holes for ventilation. I found some black duct tape that looks better than the traditional gray. In addition I use a Tropic-Aire humidifier w/ air pump - no humidity problems since and no need to mist.
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    Here's what I had to do to get my levels where I needed.

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    Thanks for the input guys. Especially the picture, that helps.

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    Good ole duct tape!
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    peg board sounds ok what about a piece of glass i have a 55 gall oceanic lizard tank glass with a screen top i can't keep humdity higher than 35 i..im worried about the spotlight on the glass yes--no would the glass crack because of the heat :!:

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    We've been using contact paper, but I like the pegboard idea. We were considering getting sheets of acrylic and drilling holes in it, but the pegboard sounds like a much easier option. Thanks, Jennifer!

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