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Old 08-26-2010, 05:22 PM   #11
 
good work so far. I would just like to point out that unfinished wood is not going to last vary long over a aquarium. Also I perfer glass lid for safety and GFCI for DIY. And from my experience LED's are nice, but on a 55gal you really want cold cathodes, 2x 12" tubes is plenty.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:16 PM   #12
 
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good work so far. I would just like to point out that unfinished wood is not going to last vary long over a aquarium. Also I perfer glass lid for safety and GFCI for DIY. And from my experience LED's are nice, but on a 55gal you really want cold cathodes, 2x 12" tubes is plenty.
Yea in not done i need to add another coat of stain i just wanted to get it up there and working, so im going to paint it white inside and put a clear coat on. The wall outlet has a GFCI and i did not like the look of the cold cathodes i have the ability to control the different colors separate to create different affects unlike just 1 effect with cold cathodes.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:03 PM   #13
 
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Do you have the electric hooked up and grounded to the 3rd prong on your plug? Using the 3rd ground prong is a lot safer with or without a GFCI outlet. Plus to work correctly the GFCI outlet has to be wired correctly (my hubby is a part-time contractor and has seen GFCI outlets in a house, and they're not even hooked up right, so they would offer no protection!!) Not criticizing you, just want to make sure you're being safe!!

You can also use "piano hinges" for the lid, they are a little longer and prettier, and just as strong
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:59 PM   #14
 
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Where in OK are you?? My hubby is originally from the Enid area but lives up here near St Louis now. He's a HUGE OU fan so of course he was really excited the Rams got Bradford, LOL
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