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esoteric
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PostPosted: 2006.01.10(Tue)21:34    Post subject: Canopy and Lighting Reply with quote

I'm thinking of making my own canopy for my 55gal. I want to put a retro fit kit fixed to the lid of the canopy. Now, my question is when I put this kit in the top of the canopy will I have to protect the bulbs from evaporation? If so, how? I don't want to have to clean the bulbs all the time.

Just for an idea of what I'm making.....

Standard canopy design (tank size 48x13x20)
One hinged door in front for feeding
Lighting fixed on lid (about 5-6 inches from water)
Holes in back for Emperor 400 and air/elc. lines

Answers, suggestion, advice ALL WELCOME!
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Location: western Ky.

PostPosted: 2006.01.11(Wed)21:15    Post subject: Re: Canopy and Lighting Reply with quote

Even a freash water tank gives off "crusty's" as it evaporates. You should definately top the tank with glass.

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