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Old 04-25-2013, 09:18 PM   #41
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I cut some egg crate to fit as a lid still allows for good light penetration and air exchange while keeping those fishies where you want them.
I think this is going to be my plan as well! Show some pics!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #42
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one problem with egg crate is they reflect a lot of light back onto your bulbs and can reduce the life of the bulbs. I would go with the 1/4" DIY screen lids from Bulkreefsupply
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:16 AM   #43
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I think this is going to be my plan as well! Show some pics!!
I'll get you some pics tomorrow, I believe my squares are 1/2" but I'm not sure. 54seaweed has a thread, Round 2, I stole his idea and he's got pics, FYI.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #44
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I'll get you some pics tomorrow, I believe my squares are 1/2" but I'm not sure. 54seaweed has a thread, Round 2, I stole his idea and he's got pics, FYI.
I picked this diffuser up at Home Depot. 13.97
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Since I have some 'In-Tank' equipment I had to cut the top to fit around it all.
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Any of you Canadian folk that want some help on local (Canadian) equipment online fire me a pm. I know of a few places and also of a place for decent led lights.
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Since I have some 'In-Tank' equipment I had to cut the top to fit around it all.
I think that looks great! And very cost effective.

Home Depot calls this stuff diffuser? And in the lighting section?
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In lighting yes, not sure what the specific name is. Product label says, "White Louvre."
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At my home depot the dumb lighting guy had no idea what I was talking about. Found it in the construction side of the store.
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Yeah, you can't ask for eggcrate....lol. they will send you to the supermarket. Wonder who named it that for this hobby....
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