Introduction: DIY Aquarium Hood

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I decided i didnt want to pay $50 to $100 bucks for an aquarium hood for my new fish tank. So  i built one out of scraps i had laying around. Its made from black gutter and an old fluorescent light i had from a previous project. Tada its done.


cortes96 (author)2014-03-31

Try putting foil or something reflective on the gutter part

jlyvers743 (author)2012-07-31

That makes such perfect sense! I have been agonizing over needing a hood and not having the "extra" cash to spend on a 50-100 hood, like you said. Well your idea is perfect and safe! Safety was my biggest concern. I didnt want to try and wire a light system over water. Your solution is wonderful! Thnk you for posting this!!

CrazyGlue (author)jlyvers7432012-08-01

Glad you found it useful :)

SelkeyMoonbeam (author)2012-07-26

Great idea!

CrazyGlue (author)SelkeyMoonbeam2012-07-27


Browncoat (author)2012-07-26

Not sure if they would count this for the Water Challenge, but you could ask/try.

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