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Hey quick question, how'd you set up your light like that? It looks like you have the ADA style curved metal shroud over your t5? Or did I miss something and you bought an ADA fixture?
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Hey quick question, how'd you set up your light like that? It looks like you have the ADA style curved metal shroud over your t5? Or did I miss something and you bought an ADA fixture?
Hey your absolutely correct. I mimicked the ADA light cover and went to Home Depot and purchased a piece of aluminum (they have different styles, patterns and dimensions) and chose one with a pattern. Sprayed painted it with some left over black gloss paint I had. I then made a bend to it from a pipe in my bathroom (which is the source of heat for my bathroom) and walla!!!. Actually, I believe I bent it first then painted it or else the paint would crack. I then drilled two holes in the top and slid it wires that hold up my light from the ceiling. I left the inside silver for more reflection. I made this last year but when I moved I never put it back until recently. I like how it blends in with the black stand. I was thinking about makings sides to it.

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Hey your absolutely correct. I mimicked the ADA light cover and went to Home Depot and purchased a piece of aluminum (they have different styles, patterns and dimensions) and chose one with a pattern. Sprayed painted it with some left over black gloss paint I had. I then made a bend to it from a pipe in my bathroom (which is the source of heat for my bathroom) and walla!!!. Actually, I believe I bent it first then painted it or else the paint would crack. I then drilled two holes in the top and slid it wires that hold up my light from the ceiling. I left the inside silver for more reflection. I made this last year but when I moved I never put it back until recently. I like how it blends in with the black stand. I was thinking about makings sides to it.

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It looks boss! I love the curved lamp style. I think you're ok with leaving it as is, would make it easier to remove.
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It looks boss! I love the curved lamp style. I think you're ok with leaving it as is, would make it easier to remove.
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This whole setup is beautiful! It really has grown over time. Even the equipment in this setup is really nice. Awesome is all I can really say. Great job

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This whole setup is beautiful! It really has grown over time. Even the equipment in this setup is really nice. Awesome is all I can really say. Great job
Thank you my brother. I appreciate you kind remarks and compliments. Means a lot to me. My tank stand build link is around here some where. Lol

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