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I have a 20g tall Top Fin tank. I also have a lot of floating plants. The problem is the hood design, it directs light downward for the middle 1/3 of the tank while the front and rear 1/3 get next to nothing. I need something that gives light across the total surface area. I'm on a tight budget so I'm looking for a way to fix this cheaply. A new hood? A double fixture hood? A homemade hood? Any ideas?
 

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Well you can get a glass canopy and then put the light on it anyway over the canopy. Unfortunately through unless you get a dual bulb light fixture or two fixtures there is aways going some part of the tank that gets more light and other parts that get less.
 

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Well you can get a glass canopy and then put the light on it anyway over the canopy. Unfortunately through unless you get a dual bulb light fixture or two fixtures there is aways going some part of the tank that gets more light and other parts that get less.[/QUOTE } Good idea, I assume I can get a glass canopy online or at a petstore?
 

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I have a glass lid that my fixture sits on, and what I did was put two cups underneath the light to lift it a few inches. It disperses the light a lot better across the top, and keeps my floating plants from burning.
 

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I have a glass lid that my fixture sits on, and what I did was put two cups underneath the light to lift it a few inches. It disperses the light a lot better across the top, and keeps my floating plants from burning.
Great info, solves two problems.
 
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