Well I have seriously been thinking about changing my design on the canopy. I think I'll make a solid top that is 14 x 49 1/2 inches that the lights will be in. I will use a hidden hinge that you can't see from outside. Then the front panel of the canopy will be attached to the top with a locking hidden hinge. The hinge will allow the front to fold out straight with the top but will not allow it to fold down and hit the lights when the whole thing is raised.
I want to be able to pull forward the canopy side without having to raise the top. If I do pull up the top then the side will just go up with it and stay in the L shape as to not hit and damage my light bulbs.
I'm going to use magnetic contacts to hold the side panel down against the canopy so there is no 'movement' with it.
Under the canopy their will be a ballast, 4 PC
bulbs, reflector, Moon Light 3 led
setup, couple of fans, and an atx power supply.
Should the fans be in/out or out/out?
Anyone know where I can get a glass top for a standard 55 gallon tank for relatively little money? Then I'll be left with a standard top with NO
bulbs that equal 40w.