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Old 07-22-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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lets see those canopies

As the title says: lets see those canopies! post a picture of your aquariums canopy.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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Here ya go, it's my DIY version of a canopy I recently completed for my 120.
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Canopy opened. I don't have any good pics with the front closed.

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Very nice looking InfernoST and ccCapt
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Wow Larry that is a lot of light, How many watts are those bad boys?
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Very nice looking InfernoST and ccCapt
Thanks man, I think it only cost me 45 bucks in material a couple of hours to build and the worst part 4 days to apply the finish (I hate Poly, Yuck).
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Wow Larry that is a lot of light, How many watts are those bad boys?
MH 3 x 175 = 525w
VHO 2 x 160 = 320w
reg fluorescent 2 x 40 = 80w
Total - 925w
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Thanks Larry. Sorry about that BigFish.
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Any plans on how you did it , looks very nice, what part of ny you from ,me from albany ny
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:20 PM   #10
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Any plans on how you did it , looks very nice, what part of ny you from ,me from albany ny
Welcome To AA, I'm from brooklyn. I didn't use any plans, i made it to match my stand.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #11
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cool you did great job,i have either a 55 or 75 and some day im going to fill it and make a top,have a 3 gal,29 gal and i think 20 not sure.
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This is the canopy that I made for my 75 gallon, with the help of a friend, to match the stand that we made a few years earlier....the front doors seen above were later replaced with wood that matched the doors of the stand...


It opens at the top to allow gravel cleaning without having to remove the whole thing, and also has lift up front doors so that my short roommate can feed them. The fish in the smaller tank on the floor are my pond fish, overwintering in the house. (Their pond freezes solid, so they come in. Since this picture was taken, they have up-graded to a 100 gallon stock tank in the basement.)

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This is the canopy that I made for my 75 gallon, with the help of a friend, to match the stand that we made a few years earlier....the front doors seen above were later replaced with wood that matched the doors of the stand...


It opens at the top to allow gravel cleaning without having to remove the whole thing, and also has lift up front doors so that my short roommate can feed them. The fish in the smaller tank on the floor are my pond fish, overwintering in the house. (Their pond freezes solid, so they come in. Since this picture was taken, they have up-graded to a 100 gallon stock tank in the basement.)

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hey guys the temp in my tank goes up a little high right now for a day then bck down depends on conditions in the house would adding a canopy be a bad idea?
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hey guys the temp in my tank goes up a little high right now for a day then bck down depends on conditions in the house would adding a canopy be a bad idea?
If you add a canopy you will probably have to add fans inside of it to help facilitate evaporative cooling. If you have a closed top that will also contribute to the heat and limit the o2 exchange which takes place at the waters surface. The canopy i built has an open top, i did it this way intentionally to help let the heat escape from the lighting, there also is no physical cover on my tank yet I have to go get some egg crate this week and install it.
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cool i have to think about it first
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would someone mind sharing some blueprints for a 125 g canopy..i built a generic one and am unhappy with the outcome.....just want something nice perhaps what would wood would be best. things of that sort design ideas and how to.
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