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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:20 pm Post subject: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 
 A  close  up  of  the  top,.
 
 
 The  electronic  chokes,  switches  and  timer  fixed  on  the  top  of  the  hood.  The  aluminum  strip  is  a  single  tube  Boyu  light.  The  tank  is  a  three  footer.
 
 
 
 That's  two  numbers  two  feet  20  watts  tubes.
 And  two  PL-L  1166  36  watt   4  pin  CFL's.  One  on  the  left  and  one  on  the  right(not  seen).
 And  a  stainless  steel  sheet  reflector.
 The  hood  swivels  in  both  directions.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:44 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 Simple  and  neat,  Trevor.  Great  for  the  DIY  hobbyist   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:07 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 Hi  Trevor,
 
 Right  is  time  as  my  friend  is  constructing  a  hood  for  his  low  tech  planted  set  up  and  was  wondering  where  we  could  get  the  stainless  steel  sheet  reflector.
 
 I  checked  with  couple  of  hardware  shops  and  they  dont  seem  to  have  them.
 
 Any  idea  as  to  where  we  can  get  them  from.
 
 Thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:24 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  Trevor,
 
 Right  is  time  as  my  friend  is  constructing  a  hood  for  his  low  tech  planted  set  up  and  was  wondering  where  we  could  get  the  stainless  steel  sheet  reflector.
 
 I  checked  with  couple  of  hardware  shops  and  they  dont  seem  to  have  them.
 
 Any  idea  as  to  where  we  can  get  them  from.
 
 Thanks,
 Prem                

 
 Go  to  the  bigger  shops  where  they  deal  only  with  brass  and  stainless  steel  rods  and  sheets  and  nothing  else.
 There  is  one  at  the  beginning  of  SJP  road,  Bangalore.  
 No  idea  where  you  get  it  in  Chennai.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:57 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 Prem  try  parry's(Pookadai  bazar)  .  I  've   got  aluminim  sheet  recently  ,you  con  get  ss  sheet  too  .  .  .
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:17 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 
 Light  blast.
 
 Over  all  view.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:26 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 Hi  trevor
      
    Don't  know  how  I  missed  out  on  this  post  earlier.  Nice  hood  you  made  there.  I  am  sure  a  lot  of  people  have  taken  notes  already   Very Happy  
 BTW  a  suggestion  moving  the  ECG's  at  the  back  will  make  it  appear  very  clean.  The  finishing  is  very  nice.  
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:43 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

                                                   
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 BTW  a  suggestion  moving  the  ECG's  at  the  back  will  make  it  appear  very  clean.
 Harshal                

 True,  it  will  look  much  better.  Only  for  me  if  it  is  on  the  top  it  will  be  safer  from  water  and  easier  to  work  and  fiddle  with.  Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:27 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 wow  Smile  you  also  got  timer  for  lights.  really  cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:17 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 Sir  can  you  tell  how  the  supports  for  the  hood  fabricated???
 
 Sorry  it  have  been  month  since...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:15 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

                                                   
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Sir  can  you  tell  how  the  supports  for  the  hood  fabricated???
 
 Sorry  it  have  been  month  since...                

 
 
 Left:  A  close  up.  The  hood  is  supported  by  a  metal  pipe  bracket  on  both  sides.  You  can  make  it  much  more  simple.  The  single  screw  you  see  on  the  left  helps  it  turn  in  both  directions  or  rotate  360   degrees  if  needed.  The  only  constraint  is  the  electrical  wire  from  the  timer  to  the  plug  point.  On  the  other  end  of  the  screw  are  two  nuts  (lock  nut)  and  a  washer  at  both  sides.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Left.  A  close  up:  The  benefits  of  an  open  hood  -  Flowering  you  can  enjoy.  The  individual  switches  give  you  an  option  to  control  the  light  intensity.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:10 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 The  single  screw  idea...  is  awesome  Sir  Cheering
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:26 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 Hi  Trevor,
 Nice  simple  design.Thumb Up  Are  metal  pipe  brackets  and  hood  available  as  such  in  local  market  or  did  you  custom  make  or  order  it  from  some  welding/iron  shops?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:38 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 Hello  Trevor  sir,
 
 Nice  DIY  hood  but  why  didn't  you  hide  those  balasts,  timmer  etc  with  little  bit  of  extra  carpentry  work  Confused  ..  those  are  killing  the  look  Drinking
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:46 pm Post subject: Re: A simple DIY wooden planted tank hood. Reply with quote

 I  don't  think  he  meant  the  hood  to  be  the  focal  point  of  the  tank....maybe  we  should  concentrate  on  the  tank  rather  than  anything  else...
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