I have been wanting to build a new canopy for a few months now. After looking at plans for ever, I ran across a thread on this board by neilanh http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ld-104774.html
of his 72 gal
build. I imediately saw how I wanted to build my canopy.
And so it began. Here is what I have gotten done this weekend.
This is the canopy by itself. It has a full open face for access and a rear 1/4 hinge so I can get to my HOB
overflow. Because I am using a combo light - I placed two exhaust fans on a negative pressure in the top for heat displacement.
So here it is on the tank. I have two media towers on each side of my tank and have been wanting to refinish the stand to match them. So I decided now is as good of a time as any. BTW - Gel-Stain is a PAIN to remove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dry run with light in canopy
Here is pic of how far I can slide the light back for tank access.
And after the weekend was over - the progress so far:
I will update pics when I have completed the refinish. I wanted to post some pics of this to thank the people who post here for their much appreciated help and their great ideas.
BTW - I am planning on converting my filter to the same set-up neilanh did.