Thanks for nice complement.
The hood is for a 72 gallon bow front tank, it's 48" L, 13" D, and 10" H. The main reason that it is so tall, is to allow the curved glass top to open and clear the light tubes. There are two 24" piano hinges for the front panel, so that I can access the right, left or entire tank.
I painted the inside with white oil base paint to completely seal the wood and then installed the reflectors (from AH Supply). I work in the construction business, so one of the millwork contractors, that we work with, laminated the exterior with black laminate.
I got all of the compact fluorescents bulbs, ballasts and parts from AH Supply - http://www.ahsupply.com/
- I mounted the ballasts on the exterior and it has really helped to control the heat.
I'll see if I can post some more pictures after Christmas, I'll get on picture of the hood on the tank.