Originally Posted by mr_X
You are going to want the tops of those fixtures far enough away from the top of the canopy so you can adjust the intensity, and so the fans aren't obstructed. I suggest cutting holes in the top of the canopy and either sitting the fixtures on top, or mounting them flush with the top so that you can reach over and adjust them. Obviously the sides can't be obstructed either, because that's where the air exhausts from, but you could use this as a dual purpose- To cool the fixture, and also bring fresh air into the canopy.
I would not use the glass tops.
thank you very much for chiming in. i'd want the cutting part to be the last resort. im open to it but i'd rather not you know? its a very nice mohagony wood. i remember you said through pms that it should be 10'' away from the water. im looking at 6 1/2'' clearance from led
to water without cutting, and 2'' clearance from canopy led
fan. would that be enough? the canopy has two fans and the back part is open. i assume thats enough airflow? the led
has 3 fans in it as well.
also, should i put some kind of mesh cover on the open back part of the canopy(since its open) to prevent fish from falling out incase they've seen finding nemo?
im glad i went full spectrum. ive seen full spectrum vs white/blues only at lfs
's and i prefer the look of the full spectrum. just one of those to each your own things.