DIY Aquarium Hood

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About: Im just a guy that lives on a farm in the middle of nowhere. It takes me 20 min to reach a store, but i love it, and wouldnt trade one acre of farmland for a whole city.

Intro: DIY Aquarium Hood

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.

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    cortes96

    4 years ago

    Try putting foil or something reflective on the gutter part

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    jlyvers743

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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!!

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    Browncoat

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Not sure if they would count this for the Water Challenge, but you could ask/try.
    https://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Water-Challenge/