Discussion in 'I made this!' started by cuttingras, Jan 5, 2009.
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whoops I added a t, my bad!
from my horticulture days I think a few coats of a good flat white reflects very well, probably not as much as mylar but close.
I did see some reflective road spray paint at the lhs....I even had it in my hand. how do you think that would work?(you know I gotta be different..maybe I should use my sparkles? They worked for the back of the tank);D
OK I painted the inside with white gloss enamel. We installed the lights and I really think they make better use of the lights that I have. They are giving more even coverage and I believe a little brighter with the 4 new 11k T6 bulbs. If AquaTraders ever has the replacement bulbs, I can still use them. Remember, the AT bulbs are 1/2 shorter than standard T6-48"x54 watts and the new bulbs wouldn't fit into the AT T6x48 fxture and they're only 40 watts, so, I made the wires fit to either size. Pretty cool. Here's some pics!
Looks great. I like it.
Thanks! I do have to lift the lid from 3-4 pm or the tank heats up to 82 :-( don't like that. I installed the fan off the old light frame, but it's just not enough. I gotta figure that out.
wow it looks great :]
i really hope you sealed that good lol
fiber board swells up and falls apart when it gets wet
I knew that I am really liking the way it looks! I just couldn't get my moon lights to come back on. I'm pretty sure I wired it back the way it was, as I had to add to the wires to make them long enough to fit.
Lookin' good!!! Now...you gotta get rid of those wires danglin around everywhere. Hahaha
I'm building a stand and canopy for a 10g in school, so I might make a thread out of it. Still drawing stuff up on AutoCAD though. Gonna be a 2x4 frame, and Oak ply and hardwood for the sides and trim. Gonna be saweeet.
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