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Old 06-14-2015, 03:22 PM   #1
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Looking for hood+lights for 75g!

Hey guys, sorry for clogging another thread in here but im stumped. I have a 75 gallon (48"x18"x20"tall) that i will be working on setting up, and did not include a hood or lights. And im not finding anything for hoods for this size of a tank, aside from a glass canopy. Is this pretty much the only option i have, or does someone know of a compete hood this size that would be better? Being glass, i couldnt see much room for customization for filters (i have an AC110, and was thinking i could also possibly add my AC70 since i have it anyways). And i beleive it says the hinges are held by double-sided tape, which makes me wonder how durable it will be in the long run after feeding multiple times a day lol

Any suggestions for a hood and/or lights for this size of tank? For lights im looking mainly to accent the fish's colors and id like to try my hand at a couple plants. Although i havent gone for real plants yet so i wont be jumping in full blown yet. Do i even need a hood, or will evaporation not be a horrible issue with weekly water changes? Never had a tank this size before and i always had a hood. My fish stock shouldnt be of the "flying" variety lol

EDIT: Forgot the link to the glass canopy

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Old 06-15-2015, 12:00 AM   #2
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Upon further reasearch it seems every glass canopy is made for the tanks with a center brace. Which mine does not have... So im stumped on what to do. I could go without a top, aside from my lighting issue. Now for the lights i figured i could just pick up a shop light housing for two 48" 6500k t8s. Picked it up for $30, so definately no complaints there and seems like plenty of light for now. With a glass top i figured i wouldnt have to worry about water causing issues with it, but since it looks like i might not be able to find a cover im not sure what to do. Any ideas?
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