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Old 09-01-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
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Canopy & lights

If I were to add a canopy to my tank, would the canopy fit around my lighting or would the lighting need to be installed to the canopy?

For example, if I bought the 48" Coralife Lunar Moonlight Hood, will the canopy fit over it without any modifications?
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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are you buying or building a canopy?

typically, people buy or build a canopy and install a lighting kit in it.
I've found most store bought canopies are a little short, and may not allow for a bulking fixture to sit between it and the glass tops on the tank.
If you plan to use the legs that can go on the Coralife hoods, then I'm certain a store bought canopy won't work.

The only real way to know is to determine the canopy's clearance, and the height of the light fixture.
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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If you build it, it will fit
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I was planning on buying a canopy, but maybe I will just build one. I need a new stand anyways, I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
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what i did was take all uf the lights out of both my coralife hood and the csl hood and put them in my own canopy. i took every thing out og the mteaol houseing units and just rewired it all and put it in the new canopy. it took like 3-4 hours to do all the install but i am very happy with it.
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Old 09-02-2004, 12:12 AM   #6
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If it is an all glass aquarium tank and canopy it will fit but it is tight. Some of my service acounts run the All glass hoods with the aqualights and it works fine.
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