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Old 05-18-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Made a new hood

Well, it probably would have been more benificial if I'd taken pictures of me actually building it... hind-site is 20/20...
Dimensions: 72.5" x 18.5" x 7.5"
All in all, cost me $22.

2- 1x8 -8ft pine
2 2"x17" scraps of wood I had laying around for cross braces, also serving as a mount for the light.
can of stain, didn't get the color quite right.

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Looks great, I am planning on doing the same thing with my tank. Can you get a pic from the top down?
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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Here ya go, this hood also makes it a lot harder for my prized companions to jump out of the tank. I've lost a couple to that in the past.

On the back end, I used a jigsaw and cut grooves for the power heads, cables, air hoses, etc. that way there are no gaps for anything to get through.

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Nice, is your tank an open top? I have hinged glass lids on mine right now.
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Yes, I bought the tank new during a promotion where if you buy the stand, the tank is free lol. This tank wasn't supposed to be applicable to the promotion, but I pulled some strings and got this 120 gal for 300 brand new. It didn't come with anything but the tank and stand. It has 2 cross braces on top. Previously I hung the light from the ceiling, it was ok, but the light would shine you in the face when you looked at the tank, and I got tired of that.
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Great deal on the tank! I bought my 90 gallon used for $250 with filter, lids, substrait, light, a few other things including 12 fish, lol. My light is sitting on the glass lid right now and I am looking for something that looks better.
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Well, this was really easy and cheap, and looks decent-good. However, I wouldn't recommend this exact design unless your stand+tank+hood are right at or above eye level. The top view of this design looks cheesy IMO.

If it's a short setup, you could do basically this, but with some sort of top, maybe a flip up door from plywood with some nice trim on it or something.
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