Do It Yourself projects
So finally I decided to work on my lighting again. As most can recall I bought a Current USA 4-T5 light fixture. I took the canopy completely out and been running that fixture. But, the ultimate plan was to put that fixture in my canopy. Curent USA makes the fixture to fit in most canopies.
My son came over to visit me yesterday and he helped me put the fixture in the canopy. I have two 110 VHO bulbs in the front and now have the 4-54 watts T5s in the back.
Updated 08-11-2011 at 11:22 AM by Hat39406
Just thought i'd do a small update and put some pics up of what I've been doing. I still have to do the electrical for the lighting; thats what is on top of canopy. How would y'all do it? I have two ballast, one power strip and three timers. Would you mount on back of canopy or in stand. I don't have quick connects. Well anyway, here are some pics, if ya been following me you can tell what progress i've made. The bright pink thing on the left was something I made up to hold my frags. The hermits
Updated 07-29-2010 at 08:23 PM by Hat39406
I was going to do one big update but decided to break it up. This part is about my canopy. The system I got was a few years old and was really a fixer upper.
Son-in-law Tim helping me! They had some bad wood on canopy, looked like it wasn't seal to great! He took off all bad wood.
He replaced with all new wood. Notice I taped off the VHO caps to get ready for sealing and painting.
I had a lot of pics for y'all but wanted to delete a few I uploaded and when I click backspace it took me out of EVERYTHING I had already done. ;-/ So, his a simply update! Yesterday I hung my T-5's I had on my other tank in my stand and ran all the electrical except the lights, they still need to be done and mounted all the way on the canopy back. Canopy is half painted because its to heavy for just me to take off and no one has been over to help me take it off. New T-5's been hung in rear of canopy.
I installed my new T-5's yesterday and took some pics! I have 2 VHO's in the front and 2 T-5's in the rear. I now have to actually finish painting rear of doors and hang with new hardware, finish painting outside of hood, straighten out my electrical and put lights on timers, decide what to do about the sump and probably other things I can't think about..lol. FUN STUFF if ya an ADDICT!!
Well, here are some tank shots I took last night.
Updated 07-02-2010 at 10:34 AM by Hat39406