Diy Hood + Lights For Juwel Tanks

shiks

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I want to firstly say Thank you to Chris from Northlands pets for all his help with this.... that said this took a 4 days in all with the help of Durban Plastics and Chris's stock of plans ballasts and wiring expertise....

I needed more lights in the tank for my nemmie and after i spoke to Jacquesb i deceided to go for it ....

what my tank looked like before


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and after I did the installation
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I Basically redid the hood so that i wouldnt damage the original one so when it came time to sell it would be stock standard
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then
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and for the ballast I made hang on box to match
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then i used the off cuts to make some brace mounts for the tubes to sit on
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and because the black is a gloss black the reflection is phenominal almost mirror like
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So thats it am runnin 1 x ATI super blue now 1 X AM white both 39w and 2 x 35w Juwel T5 in a White blue white blue config ......

Anybody using a Juwel tank can PM me for anymore details....+- whole hood cost under R300 excluding tubes and ballast

:thumbup: Thanks to all for the advice
 

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Nice upgrade dude, going make a great difference for your livestock.
 

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thanks guys
anybody know how long i should run the extra lights for initially so i dont burn all the corals....i was thinking around 4 hours ???maybe for a week then longer the following week ???
any thoughts
 

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