Fish Tank Hood V.2

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Introduction: Fish Tank Hood V.2

Set of photos, showing my DIY bonanza with second version of aquarium hood.
The hood is made from 6mm PVC sheet, inside/outside self adh. vinyl plus aluminium mirrors from celling light tube fitting, standard Arcadia T5 leads, electronic OSRAM T5 light tube ballasts, cable glands (other small bits and pieces).
I designed the hood to have sort of collar inside, and prevent condensation drip outside the tank.
As you can see project is slightly different to execution but general idea stayed the same.
BTW I don't know how to add better quality jpeg with autocad drawing but hopefully you'll see what is all about.
Cheers.

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    8 Comments

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    Vitold150
    Vitold150

    Question 8 months ago

    Hi there!Amazing job pal.I'm thinking to do sort of hood as you did.Please tell me how is the hood attachted to the aquarium?does the heat from lightining do anything to PVC?

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    thewhite
    thewhite

    Answer 8 months ago

    Hi. Heat doesn't affect the PVC. The hood is not attached to fish tank. As the pvc is the same thickness as glass, I glued in kinda "rim" on the inside of the hood. This way I got rid of the most annoying problem with water dripping between the hood and glass, and sometimes running outside on the glass. That drives me mad, and that was one of the reasons I did it myself, as all the hoods and literally "hoods" and hanging outside of the tank. I wanted it the other way around. If you know what I mean. dripping back to the tank not outside. I hope I'm explaining myself clearly ;-)

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    Vitold150
    Vitold150

    Reply 8 months ago

    Cool.Yes I got it pal 😁

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    AgentRed1
    AgentRed1

    6 years ago

    What hood? I can't stop marveling at what an amazing aquaculture setup you've got going! Got more pix? How about an Instructable on how to create such an amazing tank?

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    thewhite
    thewhite

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    It's not me it's Kalvin Cycle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-independent_reactions#Calvin_Cycle). I'm only supplying what is needed for Kalvin Cycle - Carbon, Light and Water (with addition of N(nitrogen), P(phosphorus), K(Potassium) and other traces) rest is up to Mother Nature ;-). Thanks for comment anyway. Cheers

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    jimbuntu
    jimbuntu

    7 years ago on Introduction

    really nice fish tank hood....
    I wish there is pvc sheet in my country....