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Old 05-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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DIY hood/canopy for a 3ft tank


I've made a DIY hood for my New Natives Tank. Tank specs - 3ft x 1.25ft x 1.5ft (lbh). Plz comment......
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:46 AM   #2
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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Pics of the two Thermocol pieces used for dimming the light..
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #4
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nice! i love hoods, put all the focus on the aquarium and away from fixtures. neat use of the styrofoam too!

can't tell from the pics - do you have a solid (wood) back on it, or just a brace piece going across? I was hesitant to put a solid piece of wood across the back, for fear of heat from the lamp building up - but I hated that the light spilled out onto the wall behind the tank. So I attached some heavy cloth (actually denim from old jeans) across the back to block the light.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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It looks like you used some fairly thick plywood - how much did it end up weighing? I was afraid to have something to heavy I couldn't get it on/off my tank (6 ft) so I did a smaller pine frame/thin wood on top.
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Bulb specs?
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@WheeledGoat, majorwoo, AristoND: Thank You..

@WheeledGoat: Yes, it has a solid back. I have made two holes in the back side for passing the wires of Filter & light. I've planned to enlarge those holes before finishing the hood!!

@majorwoo: Even I'm worried about the same..!! But, the carpenter said that it was a waterproof plywood, which is safe from damages due to water.. Let's see..

@AristoND: I'am using a Havell's 14W T5 light on a Bajaj e-lux 14W T5 fixture.
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