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    Should you insulate

    Hi Iím setting up my first aquarium in several years and until this one never had a tropical tank always cold water. Well I have a 90 gallon glass that Iím installing in a bookshelf so it will only be visible from the front side. My question is, is it worth putting some foam boards after I paint back and sides of tank to help retain the heat I know that I canít insulate the very top of tank but can insulate the canopy to help if this is a good idea. Any help is appreciated.

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    i dont think it will make a whole lot of difference in a 90 in KY.
    What kind fish you gettin?

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    The problem with insulating fish tanks is humidity and condensation build up that is likely to cause more problems than it's worth in most cases...

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    Thanks for the advise not sure on fish yet but leaning toward a bunch of smaller fish some guppy some tetras some Corydoras but could go with something completely different

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    Click here to enlarge...Guppys...Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HillbillyHomer Click here to enlarge
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