Diy Hood + Lights For Juwel Tanks

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by shiks, 29 Aug 2008.

  1. 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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    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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  3. Warr7207

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

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    That looks great!Nice job :)
     
  5. ziyaadb

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    looks excellent great job
     
  6. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW Shiks! Now THAT is really nice! Awesome job man! Your tank is now really looking great! Shows you what a huge difference the extra lighting makes!
     
  7. shiks

    shiks Thread Starter

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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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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Good idea Shiks... 4 hours should be ok at first...
     
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