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Old 11-12-2005, 12:11 PM   #1
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Lets see pic's of your custom (DIY) canopy - need idea's

I finished building the stand for my new 180 gal. I now need to build the canopy

I have 2x 6' fluorescents and will be getting 3x 250 watt DE MH, CoralVue sun replicator kits, ballasts, etc soon. Maybe some moonlighting too.

My tank dimensions are 72x30x18.

I was hoping anyone with similar tank dimensions/lighting can show off some pictures of your custom (DIY) canopy. Actually any photos will probably help. Would like to get some idea's for mostly the inside layout and how/where to mount everything, how much room I'll need, etc..


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Old 11-12-2005, 04:10 PM   #2
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anyone??
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I think you would get more replys is you would post this on the DIY section.

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I'm building one now - I'll post photos to my web site soon. PM me if you're interested and I'll send you the URL.

I built a custom stand for my 125 gallon about a year ago, and I'm building the canopy to match. The only challenge is going to be fitting all my lights in there. I'm going to be running 2 x 36", 96w power compacts and 2 x 36" regular flourescents. Problem is, the tank is exactly 72.25" long with the framing around the top (that holds the glass together) so it's going to be tight.

I'm also planning on building a moonlight out of blue LEDs. Should be pretty cool!
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((moving this to the DIY forum, you'll get better responses there))
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Old 11-14-2005, 11:01 AM   #6
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I finished the frame for my canopy this weekend and have some of the oak facing on. I took a couple of pictures along the way and should be able to post them tonight or tomorrow.
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