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post #1 of 13 Old 05-05-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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5 Gallon Hood

Ive seen some posts about making a hood out of plexi glass and using a piano hings for it but i was wondering if anyone had any ideas of being able to make a hood and some sort of light fixture that could go on top of it. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-05-2010, 08:06 PM
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for a 5 gallon? i would personally cut a thick piece of plexi to size and drill a hole for you to lift it and any notches you may need for wires filter etc... then use a clamp on light fixture. ... they have some good looking ones at Home depot or wally....

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post #3 of 13 Old 05-05-2010, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, what Im doing is my girlfriend has a 5 gallon that she wants to split and have her two male bettas on either side. I wanted to make a top so they couldnt hop into the otherside and also so that she could put a light on it. What type of bulb would you suggest if she used a clamp on? Shes not gonna have any plants in it.
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-05-2010, 08:40 PM
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a regular CFL bulb would be fine with no plants.. they are great on energy and the light is not harsh at all..i would go with a 25-30 watt personally

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-05-2010, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replys. Now I gotta go over to home depot and check prices.
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good luck dont forget to tank pix :)

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post #7 of 13 Old 05-12-2010, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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So me and my Dad made a divider and a hood out of plexiglass. We cut the plexiglass with a knife and used a drill to make the holes. We also used GE silicon 1 to hold the divider in place. Its not perfect, but Im happy with it.
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Looks really good

5 gallon
Beta
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-12-2010, 08:21 PM
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very nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!! one modification unless you intend to have filters on both sides yo may want to add a few more holes.. but wow that looks really good

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-12-2010, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thankyou I may add two slits in the hood to put a bubble stone on both sides.
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