Retrofitting a Jebo R119 lighting hood

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  1. Tom

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    Hi guys
    This is my second attempt at retrofitting the hood the first time the hood became to hot. So now I have cut two holes in and will fit dc boxer fans, one to blow the other to suck. Here is pic 1:
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  3. Tom

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    The drip tray is empty and needs to be removed and replaced by another lighting hood. It has to be as nice as the current one.
    Edit: The fans are not in yet as well as the 5t`s, they will go in today.
     
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    Tom looking nice! Have you tired to get a price on the a second hood from your LFS?
     
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    Nice one Tom :D

    Can you take a pic of the actual lamps ?
     
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    I want to have a closed hood for the drip tray side as well. Just incase the Hawk fish wants to go flying ;). Today I will post pics of the t5`s going in, at the moment I will just use two t5`s and two t8`s (one atinic t8).
    My tank is currently used to two white t8 and one atinic t8.
     
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    Top pic is the first try at using the t5`s. Thanks Rory.
    The bottom is a closeup of the fan cover. It still does not have the fan in, I have a space issue that has to be sorted because I want to recess the fans.
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    I only see the first pic. Those are nice looking fans. It appears they are recessed. Is your tank on the tank tour? I would like to see it.
     
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    Does this hood come with the perspex to cover the tubes ???
     
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    some nice DIY work there tom,very neat!
     
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    Here is the open cover with the fans fitted:
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    LOL the main fans were too big so I pimped my hood with pc cooler fans with blue hi bright leds, here is the closed hood with lights on.
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    Yes I am trying to keep the perspex so I have added two spall pc fans in the tube area one blow other sucks.
     
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    This took the whole day! Eish I am getting slow :) anyway the small fans are noisy so one has a stuffed bearing :( will get pc led fans and pimp the hood full time haha!
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    looks pretty good tom!
     
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    hey timbob, ur brain is ready and waiting
     
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    Excellent work Tom. Love seeing how far apart something can be stripped :lol:
    Bummer about the noisy fan.
     
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    Thanks Guys! Eish its been difficult working without my brain Kanga LOL :)
    Anyway for the supply I am using a HP printer supply, finally a use for all these scrap printers. The volts were a tad high so i put the fans in series and the grumpy one has calmed down ;) .
    I ran the hood without fans for a hour and when I put the fans on the air temp was 35 deg C Aargh! so I need them fans.
     
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    The reaction of the corals has been immediate :) check out the one on the left and the frogspawn:
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    your corals are going to love you
     
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    All I need now is for them Nitrates to come down :( still at 20 ppm.
     
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