1 My canopy is also only 6" deep and by the time you mount the light it is about 1-2" off my glass. Build a new hood. An unfortuante option, but the only one I could come up with.
2 I took a piece of plywood and screwed it to strips of 1x1 so that it looked like a "table" (though very very short
) measured to fit inside of the support beams in my hood (roughly breaking the canopy into thirds). Then I mounted the MH
to the ply and then screwed through the 1x into the sides of my canopy. Worked out great. What I'm doing now (until I get my canopy finished... procrastination is killing me) is that I prop it open so that the lights are further above the water. Otherwise they'd be WAY too close.
3 I don't have fans yet...
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