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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: columbia, SC
Posts: 133
I used the fixture I had and some plywood scraps from other progects and made a hood. It weighs about 20 pounds or so. I did it all today, I still have to sand it down and paint it nice but I don't think it looks that bad for $0 invested in it.

The lighting I'm currently using

Front View, I need to do something about the leakage around the seams.

Side view

Lid above the fixture open

Front open to access tank/feed fish

Looking up into the front at the fixture two 72 watt, 5100 K full spectrum T12 bulbs. They sit about 8 inches from the water.
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