I looked for a while and I'm sure that this info is in here but I'm on break and running out of time. I am going to be getting a 125g tank soon from trade and was thinking about building a canopy. I've been looking and found a few that I liked...some look easy and others look a bit harder. Anyway, I was wondering how heavy could the canopy be without causing trouble or even risking trouble. One basic canopy was 50lbs per the builder and that seems heavy. This tank is glass and will be FW
. I figure I'll use shop lights. Should I still use glass lids still? Do I need fans? What should I use to seal the inside of the canopy for water protection. The stand is oak, what is the best stain to match a stock oak stand? I know this don't fit here but what is the safest way to move this tank as it is very heavy and would like to make it in one piece. About 3 or 4 flights of stairs involved.
Sorry for the long post and 800 questions!
Thanks in advance for the help.
p.s. Any links to DIY canopy builds will be gladly researched!