Originally Posted by Youngstownfishy
Dimensions from inside rim:
6 sides, each 8-3/4"
20-1/2" from top to bottom of tank.
Lights currently sit about 3" above tank on plate glass.
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So, here is your cut list:
6 - rectangles 8.75 inch x 1 inch (these will be what holds the hood in place by being positioned on the outside of the tank)
2 - isosceles trapezoids with a 15.25 inch long base, a 8.75 inch short base, and 8.75 inch sides (the "base" are the parallel sides of the trapezoid)
2 - rectangles 1 inch x 10 inches
You will also need wood glue and silicon. You can use silicon instead of wood glue but make sure you apply it generously if you do.
1. Place your trapezoids on the ground and wood glue the 8.75 inch long rectangles to the 8.75 inch sides and bases of the trapezoids. Let that cure (12-24 hours).
2. Once done, silicon the gaps on the edges. Smooth with finger and let that cure (2-4 hours)
3. Scrape off excess silicon.
4. Position the trapezoids with the 15.25 inch bases, 8.75 inches away from each other.
5. Glue the 10 inch rectangles to the trapezoids to form a bridge. Do so as close as possible to the side for optimal space for lighting.
Good luck with the DIY hood!