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kenefihsr 11-06-2010 12:16 PM

Hood & lighting
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Hello everyone,

Im new here and new to setting up aquariums. I have aquried a 15gal upright tank and stand. The hood had the light built in and it doest work anymore due to it being all rusted. So Im trying to find a new hood and light for it. The hood measures 13.5 x 13.5. I have tried to search for that size but I havent seen any so I asume I'll have to have it custom made or make it myself. I was wondering if any of you would share any ideas that you might have. Any help would be appericated Thank you

zof 11-06-2010 08:03 PM

I'd just retrofit the old hood, do you have any pictures of it? Can throw you some pointers there. Otherwise I would just do a nice stained wood hood.

james7139 11-06-2010 08:25 PM

Are you going planted? if not there this-
18 or 24 Watt Kits

or if you are going planted just get two of them

kenefihsr 11-06-2010 09:48 PM

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Yes I still have the hood zof. I just removed the light due to it being all rusted I didnt want any rust to fall into the tank. Thank Jame7139 for the idea.

james7139 11-07-2010 12:15 AM

so how bout it?you gonna do it?

kenefihsr 11-07-2010 10:36 AM

Im going to try to retro fit the 18watt kit into the old lid. I'll see how that goes first. If not I'll make a nice wooden Canopy for it.:-)

james7139 11-07-2010 12:27 PM

i bet ittle fit

zof 11-07-2010 01:41 PM

This should be a pretty easy fix, if you don't want to go for the kit you can just add in a regular light socket and use some screw in CFLs just put a piece of acrylic over it when you are done to protect it from the water.

Pretty simple here link to one I've done

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