canopy for small tank
was getting annoyed at staring at the light on my 30 x high. tried to find a suitable canopy that would fit the 2 x dual bulb t5ho fixtures but could not find. looked at diy canopy builds and seemed too involved for a small tank. decided to give it a shot. i used some scrap laminate i had laying around (That's why you see some odd cuts in the pics) and that was a huge mistake (sanding the laminate and spraypainting didnt work out too well)...may even re cut in wood and redo. for the front access door i just took two shelf pins and used as swing dowels (http://www.amazon.com/Platte-River-Hardware-Support-Divided/dp/B008RCEGJY). all in all the basic idea was OK but the build could have been executed better.
just in case anyone was looking to do a simple canopy for a smaller tank, this design could be used for nanos even.
Last edited by funghi2; 03-30-2016 at 12:33 AM.