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Old 01-01-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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Canopy Bracket.

What brackets do you guys use to hold up the lid on a canopy? Not talking about the hinges, but the ones that go on the inner side and latch the lid open when raised. Where do you buy them in the USA?

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Check out my 40g breeder build thread located in the reef getting started section. Theres a picture of how im installing my lights under the hood.
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Toy box hinges can be used but the humidity takes its toll. You can also just make a brace type system. I have made some in the past that had a 1/2 inch dowel recessed inside the bottom and top portion of the canopy. A strip of wood or cutting board is cut and 1/2 holes drilled on the ends. You open the canopy then slide the strip onto the dowels to hold it open. Most of the time the canopies are close enough to a wall I don't worry about support and just open and use the wall.



If no wall to support a piece of plastic chord or rubber coated chain can be used but you may have to construct a little "catch" bucket.
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Toy box hinges can be used but the humidity takes its toll. You can also just make a brace type system. I have made some in the past that had a 1/2 inch dowel recessed inside the bottom and top portion of the canopy. A strip of wood or cutting board is cut and 1/2 holes drilled on the ends. You open the canopy then slide the strip onto the dowels to hold it open. Most of the time the canopies are close enough to a wall I don't worry about support and just open and use the wall.



If no wall to support a piece of plastic chord or rubber coated chain can be used but you may have to construct a little "catch" bucket.
That's a great idea.
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