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Old 10-08-2014, 10:21 AM   #1
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DIY Aquarium Hood Part 1

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I am preparing to build a hood for my 46 gal aquarium and would love some feedback on my initial designs for the hood. Also not included are the holes in the back for cables as well as I may install a fan to improve circulation.





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Old 10-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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Very cool! Looks like Google Sketch?
What is the darker blue part on the right side supposed to be?


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Thanks! It is indeed Google sketch up. Sorry about that I should have explained the colors.
The large blue rectangle is the tank.
The dark blue piece coming out on the right side is the filter.
The black piece of the hood is the lid
The lighter blue is the main body of the hood
The yellow piece on the inside is one of three piece that rest on the tank
The red pieces are the sliding mechanisms for the glass
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:35 AM   #4
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Seems like a really nice design! On the middle pic: is that one side missing just to show the inside? Or will it be completely open on that side?


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Thanks! It is just open to view the inners in the design. It will be closed when built
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Ok great! I've also started a diy hood and stand project for my 20 gal hex


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Old 10-09-2014, 09:23 AM   #7
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Upgrading 20 gal Hex Tank

Not sure if this link will work



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Oh it does. Here is the thread of my hex tank upgrade if you would like to follow!


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That should be a fun project! I have subscribed.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:03 AM   #10
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Thanks! I'm working on a diy canister filter today. Just got the pump in the mail yesterday


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