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Old 11-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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Thanks! This is not what I expected to see! Interesting!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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That's just one way to go about it. Many tanks need far taller hoods that use front opening "doors" to access the tank. If you keep your lights higher that would be the direction to take. My hood isn't all that high so the ability to completely flip up the front gives me better access than a cabinet style door would. I made the stand with a raised panel door so if the hood had used doors that would've meant running small wood panels through the router. Not my cup of tea. I like my hands! lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #13
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Didn't make mine but thought I'd post a few pics for you. It is pine and uses a piano style hinge.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #14
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Didn't make mine but thought I'd post a few pics for you. It is pine and uses a piano style hinge.
Thanks! Can you post a pic with the top down?
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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Thanks! Can you post a pic with the top down?
Sure. My pleasure.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:03 AM   #16
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My worry with this method is that I'm looking at a 125 or 150 gl. Not sure if the flip up front vs. a door type opening would work better for as long as the tank is.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:05 AM   #17
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Mine is a 125 but its only 4' long.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #18
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Here is few pictures of mine.
It is not perfect. After seeing CorallineAlgae pictures I decided to build one just like it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:07 PM   #19
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Here is few pictures of mine.
It is not perfect. After seeing CorallineAlgae pictures I decided to build one just like it.
(^_^)' It's all about easy access to the tank. Front doors work just as well for access as long as the hood is high enough for the size of the doors to be large enough to get big pieces of rock in and out of the tank without having to remove the whole hood. That's a real pain.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:21 PM   #20
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Here is few pictures of mine.
It is not perfect. After seeing CorallineAlgae pictures I decided to build one just like it.
I think I'm going to go something like this but taller and doors on the front too.
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