01-04-2010, 07:46 PM
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You see the 2nd to last pic there how the hood frame sits over the actual plastic (ugly) frame of the tank? On that very plastic frame is where the lights sit and can slide back & forth however you want it. The lights are NOT attached to the lid of the hood.
The lid of the hood is made of simple back board, pained with white pool color and over top the color on the inside and has vapor barrier glued over top of it (in case of excess moisture). That's all screwed together with piano hinge to the "box" that's made of light colored oak slices and done.
Building a hood like that was TOO easy (and you're talking to a gal that has NEVER done no wood work until this day), Cost for that hood was something like $20.
I pers felt in love with that very set up so much, I wanna go ahead over the winter now and built this type set up for all my tanks cause its just soooo much more practical in the day to day tank work then the standard "kit" hoods.