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Old 01-15-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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DIY Canopy pics...any suggestions?

Attached are some pics of my DIY hood in progress. Its just about to be stained and finished, then I plan on adding a fan and the MH retrokit I bought along with my 2 old 55 watt PC's Anybody see anything I forgot or something I could add to it. Thx!
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:53 PM   #2
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Yep....you forgot to install the MH and send it to me
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I knew it! I hung the thing over the tank and have been sitting here wondering why the tank isn't any brighter...I forgot to put the light in it (does that help) You keep trying kevin, maybe eventually I'll slip up and send this MH to ya
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Looks great! Is it gonna be a pendant? Or does it sit on the tank?
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The plan right now is for a pendant. The canopy I have now with PC lights sits on top of my 20 long and causes heat issues. I'm hoping the pendant will help keep the heat down with the addition of the MH.
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man very nice canopy.. I am so happy for you!
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:46 AM   #7
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Is it gonna be a pendant? Or does it sit on the tank?
I know its a pendant but if you look you will notice the lack of ability to get to the tank with out taking it off the tank it if was going to sit on the tank. Man if it was going to sit on the tank that would be a real PITA to have to take the entire thing off the tank every time you needed to get into the tank.
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Looks very nice! Make sure you fan blows out, not in.
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I always prefered to have the fan blow in vs out. Cool air in vs Hot air out.
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I don't have any practicle personal experience so take that into consideration. But the majority of advice I see in the DIY section says that cooling is more efficient if the fan draws air out.

With this particular canopy I think it would be even more applicable as the vent holes are directly over where the MH will go, therefore draw cooler outside air directly past the bulb to cool.


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guess it's time for me to google some thermodynamics info :o)
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