Hey You guys,
I wanted to post on the forum the aquarium canopy I am building for my 20 to house the tanks. I do not have very many photos to boot since I was caught by suprise when my father said he had time yesterday to work on it. We were going to work on it tonight orignaly.
The Basic Box construction. I had to leave shortly after this photo but I know dad was measureing the tank to see where exackly the lid was going to open and where the filter was positioned to cut a hole for that.
My father who helped me build the thing. I am not really a wood worker though I did build a 10 by 10 completely fenced top to bottom aviary with a shed for my ferrets. you know, 40+ yrs of exp vs 25.
The box taking shape. We used soft wood from our scrap pile to make the lid as light as possible. Mind you, I am going to come home today for a major sand, wipe, paint job. (oh, joy. Most females do not get excited over DIY things)
Materials: Ply Wood, Pine used for the inside braces, a handfull of wood working screws, and white gloss paint.
Lights: CFL in Fixtures to the inside.
Hopefully it turns out okay. Im not striving for perfection because this was a scrap diy but I am hoping it will make the tank bright by sheilding the light entirely. We shall see!