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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2008, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Canopy ideas...good idea?

Im thinking about hovering a canopy over my new 90 gallon tank(maybe in the future) and then cover the lighting equipment inside of it like this, that way ill have room for my arms to reach to the bottom of the tank w/out removing the top.

Using my tek 36 in. lighting from my old tank , disassembling the tek and then buy some caps and install ea. reflector/t5 bulb inside of it.????

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2008, 10:13 PM
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will look very nice, but get ready for some massive evaporation~
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2008, 11:26 PM
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I had a similar set up over my reef tank. It was very nice when I had to work in the tank. I had it hanging from decorative chains so I could raise and lower it when needed.

However, as stated above, evaporation was a nightmare. I had to run a dehumidifier 24x7x365 to keep mold from starting to grow on my window frames. Keep the moisture in mind when planning this.

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I hear you ashappar, they do look nice however... especially those ADA ones. I think that cleekdafish was thinking about making one that is anchored to the wall, or big braces behind the tank, sort of whats in the picture though. That looks more secure. I wanted to anchor mine to the wall for a while, and have it on hinges so it swings up for access.
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damn , I forgot abt the evaporation , I dont want to cover it its gonna be hard to clean it and remove that heavy ass lid
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Man, I wish I had the humidity problems that most in this thread seem to have. Massive evaporation from my 75 gallon is only a gallon a day... it doesn't make a dent in the humidity level of the room.

That Fish Place in Lancaster, PA has two big display tanks setup in this manner -- with suspended canopies.
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