55 Gallon Canopy?

SSpiro

New member
Has anyone made one?

Looking into maybe making one so I can create a DIY MH + PC lighting setup..

I searched, but couldn't find anything for a 55g.
 

ZACK007

New member
Here you go:
One I build few years ago
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SSpiro

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Wow. Looks great. How difficult was it to build?

My wood-working skills are at a 5 or 6 on a 1-to-10 scale..
 

ZACK007

New member
It all depend on the tools you have available to build with.
I used router and I straight edge to get clean lines since i had no access to a good table saw
its not really difficult to do but it is time consuming and you need to take time and fit everything before gluing.
 

SSpiro

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Zack - Any chance you have a measurement for the underside of the cover? Trying to see if I build one similar, if a light fixture will fit.

Let me know when you have a second?
 

hllywd

Premier World Traveler
Mine is a 120 but you could do something similar...

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36" PFO reflector

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It would be extremely tight using that reflector on a 55. I hope here is an idea there that helps.

Tim:cool:
 

aaron7405

New member
photos on my open cannopy

photos on my open cannopy

here are the pics on my open cannnopy

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4 buls will be oK and not to tigth in space. may be it will let you some space in the middle to run some nigth leds
 

SSpiro

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12254446#post12254446 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by hllywd
Mine is a 120 but you could do something similar...

New120pics07152007045.jpg


New120pics07152007047.jpg


New120pics07152007049.jpg


New120pics07152007063.jpg


yhst-95360213790218_1956_119568352.jpg

36" PFO reflector

New120pics080807024.jpg


It would be extremely tight using that reflector on a 55. I hope here is an idea there that helps.

Tim:cool:

Wow, that would match my stand perfectly.

You didn't make any plans by chance, did you? :)
 

hllywd

Premier World Traveler
I didn't have any plans, basically went off the way the stand is built. I can give measurements if that will help. If it were me I'd build it proportionate to your tank and stand. I don't like a very tall canopy on a smaller tank or a large on for that matter.
I used all 1X Select grade lumber, routed the corners to match the stand then started chopping:D You essentially have the upright pieces, the top and bottom trim on the front and sides a few cleats, the plywood top and some left over masonite for the back. I glued (sparingly) and stapled the uprights to the front trim board then the sides, assembled the three pieces and added the plywood and masonite. It was all one piece which I then cut in half on the table saw and added the piano hinge.
As for the lighting I like aaron's T5s for your situation.
I have a few more pics if you want and will try to answer questions if I can....

Tim:cool:
 

Mako Shark II

Fish are Friends not Food
Hollywood / Tim -

Perfect! I'm building a 120g RR set-up too, but the cabinet & canopy are out of the budget because of co$t. I really wanted red oak, then looked around the room, with my 9' ceiling and gloss white painted crown moldings... So I thought: Why fight it?

Your White 120 has inspired me. Thanks! Rather than spend the money, I'll build it. Besides, the (nice!) Prefecto Prestige set-up (LESS TANK!) was still $1,167 (Hello!)

Thanks.
 
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