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Old 04-22-2008, 08:04 PM   #11
 
What is this measurement?



What is the measurement I marked and also the front to back measurement of the part that lifts up and the back part? More interested in the part that you tilt up, because I know you made it deeper because of the hangover back filters.

I am making mine like yours, but it will be without the trim. Basic shape and functionality will be the same.

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Ron
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:26 PM   #12
 
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the door is 6" deep, and the back section is 18.5" deep.

keep in mind, if ur planning on covering HOB filters, ur measurements for the back half should be for the filter u plan on using and then add an inch or 2, just to be safe. in other words....the frame rail should be the depth of the tank plus the added depth of the part of the filter that hangs off the back. then add a couple of inches just for spare room.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:17 AM   #13
 
What is the height of it ? Part that I drew the black line?

Thanks

I am ordering the ahsupply kits tomorrow.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:12 AM   #14
 
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oh sorry. i misunderstood the drawing. it's 8" tall. the rail sits about 1.5" up the exterior panels to cover the trim ring on the aquarium. u may want to add 2" for a total of 10", because the glass tops don't open on mine w/out interference from the lights.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:07 AM   #15
 
great. That is what I needed. Once I am done, I will post some pictures.

Thanks for all your sharing.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #16
 
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any time mon. lemme know if u have any more questions.

ps...i would put a brace strip between the upper and lower frame rails so that the lower has extra support. i'm gonna add a few to mine later.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:31 PM   #17
 
I called ahsupply today. The person I spoke with said that since I was not having but a few plants, that his products would be too much light...... would be more than I needed.

What to do now for lighting? Just buy some shop light fixtures and put those in there?
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:31 PM   #18
 
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wht are ur tank dimensions, and how much planting are u doing??
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:15 PM   #19
 
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wht are ur tank dimensions, and how much planting are u doing??
72L x 18D x 22H

Only wanted about 6-8 plants. Some short and some tall.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:43 PM   #20
 
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that's a pretty deep tank, so i don't know why they would tell u that u don't need the extra light. perhaps u start ur own thread on a plant forum and see if u can get some straight answers. i wouldn't think the number of plants u have would really matter.
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