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Old 03-02-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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75 hood design and specs

Hello, I was wondering you you would be so kind to point me in the right direction to find, or tell me a good design for a hood for my 75gal saltwater tank. Also I'm planning on running 2 250 watt Mh in the hood and I was told to keep them at least 12" off the water is this correct? Any other comments are welcome. Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:23 PM   #2
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Some MH fixtures look nice enough you don't really need a hood. Just put some "egg crate" light diffuser down to keep jumpers in, and hang the MH lights above, or rest them on little legs.

My current light hood is just a plywood box with the lights mounted inside.
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That is the one I designed and have over my 75G. All frame peices are 1x2 pine (60cents for 8')

The front slides up and is held in place by 2 outside corner molds.
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I'm guessing that back profile is designed to fit around your filtration equiptment?
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Yes, it was designed for a Fluva 304 and a Tetra Whisper 60, I don't use the whusper 60 anymore.. but the sizes of the openings can be adapted.
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