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Waterbox 3620 rimless build

This project's been a long time in the making and will likely be a while longer before there's any water in it. I'll be DIY'ing the light fixture, stand and autodoser. Main equipment as follows:

Waterbox Clear 3620
3 x 24w T5HO
Eheim 2217
Eheim 2215
Matheson 2-stage reg + 2 Fabco NV-55s + Clippard mouse/manifold
2 x Griggs reactors

I've been working on the lights and stand on and off for the past couple months. Both are based off of a similar design to what I built for a 60p about a year ago: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/2...struction.html

Being my second attempt on both of these, I'm pretty happy w/ how smoothly things have gone so far. Sorry for not being more consistent on taking pics during the build process, but here's everything so far:











And the stand so far:




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Nice work on the alu fixture! Curious to see where this one goes!

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The light is now pretty much finished. My plan is to have the cords run behind the tank so I mounted them towards the back of the fixture. Unfortunately their weight now tips the fixture up in the front quite a bit. Hopefully a few lbs of lead shot in the front of the housing will do the trick. Pics:






As you can see I also added one of those cheap LED strips that you can find on eBay for just a few bucks. I'm hoping it'll make a decent moonlight. If it ends up too bright, I'll black out a few of the LEDs.

I also finished puttying up the stand and finished the back panels. The left side is hinged so I can get behind the stand--the plan is to put this against a corner wall.



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housing is lookin like its really coming together
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