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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Ultra Bright fitted to Eclipse Hood

mid project of re-engineering an Eclipse Hood for my 25g. The filter was removed already by the person that sold me the tank/hood/stand. currently using a whisper 60. I added a length of treated balsa wood to stabilize the hood (when I got it the back end was very flimsy.)

so I wanted to change to LED lighting (it was overdue time to replace the two T8's). got a Fluval Ultra Bright 18" from LFS. I coulda saved $30 at drfostersmith but like getting from LFS when I can.

the new LED is nice and bright, actually supposed to put out same as the two T8's but looks nicer. I currently have a decent Go Aqua clip-n LED but plan to replace with a better and less obtusive LED strip

NEW FLUVAL ULTRA BRIGHT

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removed front light section from eclipse canopy, and removed light fixture from it

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cant see two well but drilled 2 seta of holes on outter edges, and drilled 7 single holes along edge. this is for future use in possibly securing an LED strip

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close-up of one side. you can see the zip-cords already threaded thru the outer sets

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the LED fits nicely within the canopy piece. two sets of zips cords on either end securing the LED by way of the extended pieces

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close-up showing the extended piece strapped down

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the open eclipse with bothe pieces removed. you can see the stabilizing wood piece. also the clip-on LED I have been using in addition to the T8's.

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would show pics of the lit tank but my water is slightly cloudy from medication currently. embarrased, sorry LOL
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Nice. I also re-enginered my 25g eclipse lighting a few months ago. Let us know how that lighting works out. I recently broke one of the hinges while cleaning. Now I need to figure out how to re-engineer that.
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tank is definitely alot "whiter" with the LED. very nice fit in the canopy too.need to let the water clear some (salts and medication for ich, popeye - thanks alot Pet Supermarket ugh) to how well the light really is, and for some pics. LED strip is next yay!!!
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