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Zeetrain 05-05-2010 06:59 PM

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?

bearwithfish 05-05-2010 08:06 PM

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....

Zeetrain 05-05-2010 08:34 PM

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.

bearwithfish 05-05-2010 08:40 PM

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

Zeetrain 05-05-2010 08:50 PM

Thanks for the replys. Now I gotta go over to home depot and check prices.

bearwithfish 05-05-2010 08:51 PM

good luck dont forget to tank pix :)

Zeetrain 05-12-2010 03:38 PM

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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.

xrayjeeper83 05-12-2010 04:06 PM

Looks really good

bearwithfish 05-12-2010 08:21 PM

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

Zeetrain 05-12-2010 11:08 PM

Thankyou :-) I may add two slits in the hood to put a bubble stone on both sides.


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