Nothing special, not going for plants, just wanted something bright and workable to put into a hood i'll eventually be building for the 100gal for display purposes.
Light is a 3x 36w 4ft long shop fluro light i found at a salvage yard for $15 AUD
all it needed was a plug and a lead which I already had on a heavy duty single phase power chord extension from my engineering days. oh and still needs one extra globe.
Shroud is too heavy to have sitting on the glass, but once it's built into a hood an aluminium shroud will be made up for it and fans placed onto the back and sides of the hood, making it lighter and cooler and more appropriate.
Once the hood is built, the three tubes will be staggered and each one on a timer to start on one side then the other lights up and the first switches off, then the last one on, the middle one off. basically to simulated some sort of a day cycle.
Really this is just to show how easy it is for the home DIY'er.
hole was already there for lead to come out of.
and it's end effect, running on only two 36w tubes.3
btw can't tell that there is 60 fish in there can you...