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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-10-2006, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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36 gal Bow front Corner tank Hood

I'm having a bitch of a time finding plans or even pics of a hood for these kind of tanks. Now my tank is 36 gallons but any plans for a Corner bow front would work.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-13-2006, 06:24 PM
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I'd show you my pics (92gal corner bow front) but Aquariacentral is down

I like to make my hood frames out of 3/4" X 3/4" hardwood. For the curved front pcs, you'll need a 2X6 (or whatever will accommodate the curve) so you can lay it flat, mark your curve and cut it out. Or, if you're into DIY, you can make a "steam box" out of pvc and bend a 3/4"X3/4" pc. Once you have the frame figured out, use luan or 1/4" plywood to cover the frame. Score the back side and it'll bend for the front. You can make the hood two pcs. One, a triangle (looking from above) which will covers most of the tank up to where it bows. The second pc will be just what covers the bow (like a "D" looking from above) and the hinge line won't be seen. Hope this makes sense.

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