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Old 04-05-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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Building my new tank top

Below are some pics I took as I was building this cover for my 125 gallon tank. This will house my lights. (2) 175 watt MH and (4) 48" flourescents.

This is a work in progress and I will update with pictures as I get further along.
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Old 04-05-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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Here are some more.
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:18 AM   #3
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Looks great,
I'm thinking about doing something quite similar for my 55 gallon so keep up the pics . All ideas help to visualize what one wants.
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Old 04-06-2004, 11:21 PM   #4
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Here is some more pics. I added a soffit on top for venting the heat from the lights. Added (2) 5" fans at both ends. Still have to cut vent holes on the top of the soffit. Have the two front doors cut for the angles, just haven't cut them to size yet.
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Got the fans installed and tested them. Made the end brackets for the flourescent lights in the middle. Got the can ballasts for the MH and the ballasts for the flourescents, just need to instal them. Still waiting on the MH bulbs and Mogal sockets to install. I am having a hard time finding some light gauge reflective material for the lights. Anyone got any suggestions on where I can get some? Anyway here are a few more pics.
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Got the fans installed and tested them. Made the end brackets for the flourescent lights in the middle. Got the can ballasts for the MH and the ballasts for the flourescents, just need to instal them. Still waiting on the MH bulbs and Mogal sockets to install. I am having a hard time finding some light gauge reflective material for the lights. Anyone got any suggestions on where I can get some? Anyway here are a few more pics.
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Wow, a double post and 2 of the pics didn't show up..wierd???
Here are the other two.
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I see a Centipede console in the background. Man, I used to love that game! Your tank top is looking good too. I'm looking forward to seeing the electrical details.
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I am using the same setup on a 75. Too bad you didn't post earlier. You would have been steered toward 2 400W or at least 3 250W. Maybe you can put in one or two more 175W bulbs. BUT I'm assuming you will want to grow corals, particularly SPS. If you don't see that happening soon, just keep with the hobby and you will, I guarantee it.
For a FOWLR and softies & shrooms, it's perfect.
You did a great job. Very nice.
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