Here is a pic of the moonlighting. Iphone4 camera is NOT good at taking these...
And a pic of my CO2 mod, routing the CO2 into the back of the filter. Found this little trick browsing around the forum here. It actually works very well, with 1 BPS I get green drop checker.
And finally, I spray painted the inside of the hood white to help keep photons in and darkons out... =-P
So, thats my modifications so far. Going into this project I was a little nervous about what I was getting myself into. And after cutting up my light bar there was a hint of dread, like "What have I done!?" But, I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I have been running this setup for 5 days now, and my HC and dwarf grass has not completely died yet, so there's that. Also, my new diatom algae colony started pearling today! So, the construction has completed and the learning has begun.
Hope this helps someone out! If there are any questions, please feel free to ask.