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DIY Simple Wooden Hood - Need suggestions

 
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Severumkid
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:44 pm Post subject: DIY Simple Wooden Hood - Need suggestions Reply with quote

 Guys,  I  am  planning  to  make  a  DIY  hood  for  1  of  my  tanks.
 
 Need  to  know  from  the  DIY  experts  the  following  things.
 
 Which  wood  to  choose  and  why?  I  am  looking  for  light  weight,  Strong  and  rot  resistant  wood.
 How  to  insulate  the  system  as  it  is  very  near  to  water.
 Where  do  I  find  reflectors  for  PLL  or  T5s.  Any  specific  brands?  Plan  to  use  4  -,  36  watt  PLLs.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:08 pm Post subject: Re: DIY Simple Wooden Hood - Need suggestions Reply with quote

 I  have  been  successful  with:
 12  mm  regular  plywood.  Outer  side  done  with  regular  sunmica.  Inner  side  (water  facing)  done  with  white  regular  white  paint  (3-4  coats  -  real  thick).  this  will  take  care  of  reflection.  NO  reflectors  required.  Also  paint  will  protect  plywood  from  water.
 
 For  insulation  just  wrap  your  electrical  cuts  with  good  electric  tape.  See  the  post  I  did,  it  has  pictures  and  all.  If  you  have  switches  in  your  hood,  after  fixing  wires,  paint  all  the  metal  exposed  parts  with  white  paint.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:25 pm Post subject: Re: DIY Simple Wooden Hood - Need suggestions Reply with quote

 I  too  was  planning  to  use  plywood  for  an  upcoming  project.  Use  waterproof  ply,  if  you  intend  on  using  the  same.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:40 pm Post subject: Re: DIY Simple Wooden Hood - Need suggestions Reply with quote

 Ply  boards  for  hood  are  good.  Just  get  good  quality  board.
 For  cables  you  can  use  flexible  pipes  which  are  often  used  for  electrical  fittings.
 Pass  the  cables  through  them,  stick  them  with  small  clamps.
 This  hood  is  made  from  material  given  above,  it  is  now  4  years  old  and  has  survived  two  house  changes.
 
 
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