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Old 04-26-2005, 10:45 AM   #1
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Canopies

Does anyone have a suggestion to a type of canopy i should be looking into(maybe some websites.)...I have a glass top now, but im looking for a little more ventalation..

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Old 04-26-2005, 12:11 PM   #2
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well, canopy usually refer's to a wooden box that holds lights and rests on the lip of the tank.
the glass top you speak of, I'd call a lid.

Are you having problems with the water getting too warm during the day?

I run my tank open top (no glass) with a canopy over that. even then I still have to run a fan inside to keep things at 80degrees.
Some people buy egg crate for fluorescent lighting from Home Depot type stores...basically a plastic grid of 1/4" squares, that's about 1/4" thick.
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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do you have pics of your canopy?
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Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:40 PM   #4
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Here are some picutres of my canopy. Still working on lighting system.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:43 PM   #5
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EjS-do you know a place where i can purchase a nice canopy..not necissarily wood... but ot would be nice...

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mag drive 7 pump
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #6
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Sorry do not any place. Built mine out of birch plywood and a 1x2.
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:36 PM   #7
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I built mine for around $120 out of oak plywood. 48x18x15 for my MH. It is simple to do. Check the DIY section before you buy one.

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