Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-20-2004, 04:48 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: ND
Posts: 8
DIY Canopy

Hi, I'm new to these boards and I have a quick question. I have a friend who's helping me construct a canopy. It's going to be a simple box, ten inches high, that sits on top of the aquarium with a flip up front and an open area six feet by 4 1/2 in the back just above the tank. My aquarium is an 125 gallon with glass tops and two 36 inch 96w corallife deluxe single strip aqualights. What's the highest the temperature should get? After buying all the wood and tools I'm kinda broke so I'd rather not go with an aquarium fan. Could I get away with drilling ventilation holes in the top? If so, how big and how many? Thanks in advance for any replies.

JBFett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Crete Illinois
Posts: 656
Welcome to AA JBFett!

Well first off...venting, should be as much as possible. Those lights are not going to put off much heat. When you get to using MH lamps you will generate some heat.
I am almost finished with my top for the same size tank as you have. If you are pressed for money and need to put fans into your top, you can always scavange a couple of fans from a computer power supply and use them. The fans I used on my top are about 25 dollars a piece without the grills and cords, but you could improvise on them if needed. Here is the link to my top.



125 Gal-35 Gal Wet/Dry-Tetra-Tec PF500 HOB Filter
(3) AuquaClear 301 Powerheads-600 GPH Circulating Pump
Automatic Tempature Controller
5-6 Inch Sand Bed-200+ lbs of LR
Sparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
this might help
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote

canopy, diy

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Canopy titoav15 DIY Projects 18 01-12-2010 04:33 PM
First DIY Canopy EJS4 DIY Projects 7 05-24-2005 10:33 AM
DIY Canopy Help zacdl DIY Projects 0 04-22-2005 02:45 PM
new diy stand and diy canopy electrikat DIY Projects 2 10-31-2004 11:03 AM
Need help cooling my DIY canopy and DIY lights Electrobes DIY Projects 10 12-12-2003 12:09 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.