Originally Posted by austinsdad
Is that a DIY
stand and hood in the pics?
Yeah... I did it all myself. I posted full pics of it earlier... check my posts for old pics of it. I couldn't find a stand in a LFS
that didn't have a center brace, and I wanted to be able to put a large sump in there eventually w/o having to worry about its size. Mine opens completely up via two doors and gives me all the room I need and then some. Plus... they were EXPENSIVE at lfs
! So I said "eff that" and did it myself. 3/4" sanded pine plywood with 2X4 supports, molding, and polyurethane. The top I made to hinge open from the front & half the top... shaped kinda like an "L". I'm going to install (4) 80mm fans in the canopy... one side intake pointed at the lights and the water, and on the other end for exhaust. Just need to get a large enough AC
Originally Posted by Salttanker
You have inspired me to clean up my mess of wires in the back of the tank.
Yeah... I can't stand to see a mess... and I HATED those analog timers. I'm a complete jack of all trades and figure if I can do it, I'd rather save some money and have fun with it. There's a 10" fan blowing across my sump right now to help with temps... I also have that timed for when the lights come on... so the GFCI plug on the left protects itself and the two to the right of it, and the other GFCI plug protects the one to the left of it. Just in case water gets on it... it'll shut the circuit off to prevent fires. Now all I need is a fuge... I'm making plans for it right now.