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DIY Aquarim Hood

Unread postby smileysid » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:13 pm

Hello all,
I am sharing my Aquarium hood design which I have made for my 50G aquarium.
I am using 10mm MDF board instead of 19mm plywood for smooth finish. also added few additional cuts in the back for co2, canister filter pipes inlet/outlet.
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Re: DIY Aquarim Hood

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:40 pm

So its a closed system? I would prefer a elevated open system.

Still excited to see the finishing. Thanks for share.
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Re: DIY Aquarim Hood

Unread postby smileysid » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:00 am

The top board with lights is not fixed. It can be removed for maintenance of aquarium.
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Re: DIY Aquarim Hood

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:13 am

Can you show me a top image?
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Unread postby smileysid » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:01 am

I ll do that by evening.
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Re: DIY Aquarim Hood

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:39 am

Which way the hot air will pass & inlet for normal air? I think the Opening on the hood is not sufficient for passing air. If the Hot air cannot pass then as per me there will be a temperature rise in the water surface and which will be harmful for the plant. BTW it will be more specific if you post the TOP Elevation photo too.

But the hood is looking good.

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Re: DIY Aquarim Hood

Unread postby rajivzee » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:51 am

Looking Neat
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:53 am

Nice and neat project.

You need some open area so that air can be pass otherwise the temperature will be increase.
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Re: DIY Aquarim Hood

Unread postby smileysid » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:43 pm

Thank you all. I have covered the removable top as i mentioned. And as suggested, it should be open, I guess, this was the reason behind water temperature around or above 30 degree celsius. And if it is one of the reason behind few of my plants not thriving, it should be benefited by opening it.
I have not taken this into my consideration. Will update the changes.
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Re: DIY Aquarim Hood

Unread postby Pintoo » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:13 pm

nice diy.