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Old 02-06-2005, 02:35 AM   #11
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Looking good. I like the trim on the top AND bottom.
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:31 PM   #12
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The main material was an 10x6 foot piece of redi panel plywood that I cut to make a box with no bottom. The trim on the top and bottom is 2.25" door molding, and the corner moldiong is .5" corner mulding. I am going to use a flat acrylic latex outdoor white paint on the inside for better reflection and on the outside I am going to stain with ipswitch pine. After this the whole thing will be covered with a varathane water protectant. The halide system is a coralvue retrofit with a 20k bulb. The bulb will be around 7.5 to 8 inches off the surface of the water. For cooling a bought a 6" personal fan from wal-mart for $5, took off the front grate, and used the same wholes to screw into the wood in the back of the canopy. I will post pics of this later.
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:02 AM   #13
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More pics of nearly finished canopy
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:29 AM   #14
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verry nice!!!!!!!!

Like your canopy. Good job.

The only thing I dint like to much is the fan but you can't beat $5
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:09 AM   #15
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looks very nice!
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Old 02-13-2005, 03:52 PM   #16
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for the inside i would
recomend white epoxy paint
when it dries it dries super hard

look at your stove ,washing machine ,dishwasher,etc
it is the same stuff
i used it on mine
takes a long time to dry
but will last pracically forever
and will not flake off
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:28 PM   #17
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Don't you want the fan blowing out? It looks like it's blowing in.

I only say that because you'd be sucking whatever might be floating around your house into the tank - pet hair, dust etc.
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I love that design. I using that on my 125 next time I build a canopy.
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Minnesota . . . . Darn, I was hoping you were local! I'd love for you to build that for me!

Looks great.
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Thanks a lot guys for all of your comments. I am going to be changing the fan so it blows out instead of in by changing the wiring around.
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