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    the setup looks great. have you considered running some panels up the sides of the tank to "connect" the canopy to the stand. it would give it a nice uniform look, and really close it all up nicely.





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    hey there matey, thank you very much for your comments on my build project...

    Well, it was one of the many things i was thinking about when this was in the planning stage, but, like quite a few ideas, as this one, would remove area's of viewing from the aquarium, which is what i wanted to maximise. I also concidered making a frame at the back of the stand so the complete hood could be lifted up and away from the tank which would be amazing for tank maintenance, but i thought it would look a little unsightly...

    Thanks again for the comments buddy..

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    wow that looks really nice, your goo at DIY i wish i was.



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    ha ha ha, thanks mate....
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    That looks really good atnixon! I really like all of the storage you seem to have as well as the built-in fans. I think it really helps others out when people like you write an entire set-up 'journal' each step of the way- and it's interesting as well!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope there will be more pictures to come.
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    Hey there...Thanks very much for the comments...Thats the main reason why i have done a build thread. Hopefully, some-one new who is interested can view it all, from start to finish, and maybe give some-one some insiration or ideas and they can se what is involved...

    I will probably take some pictures at the weekend. Am getting a fish on sunday and have also been gifted a brown Favia Brain coral, will be getting that on saturday afternoon off a mate who is breaking his Reef up, so that will be the first coral in the tank...The fish i am getting is an orange spotted watchman goby, pistol shrimp will follow a week later, got to order him in...

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    Looking good! How heavy is that canopy?
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    hey there RB...Thanks for leaving a little feedback

    Its not very heavy at all, all it is basically is a frame and some MDF board..The two MH lights weight more than what the actual hood does...

    I am no strong person by any means, but, without the mh lights in, i can lift it off the tank with very little effort indeed...near enough one handed...So, not really weight in it...But, it serves a purpose, and it does it very well indeed...cheers

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    really sweet set up niko. real nice. I like your stand and sump design. although i might say your canopy is quite large. hehe.
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    Well, it isnt really when concidering the lights i have in there...When build a hood for system you have to concider tank maintenance with having to take all the lights out, i have plenty of tank access so i am happy with it matey...

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