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|Zeetrain ||05-05-2010 07:59 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 09:06 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 09:34 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 09:40 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 09:50 PM |
Thanks for the replys. Now I gotta go over to home depot and check prices.
|bearwithfish ||05-05-2010 09:51 PM |
good luck dont forget to tank pix :)
|Zeetrain ||05-12-2010 04:38 PM |
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 05:06 PM |
Looks really good
|bearwithfish ||05-12-2010 09:21 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 ||05-13-2010 12:08 AM |
Thankyou :-) I may add two slits in the hood to put a bubble stone on both sides.
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