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jenpedi
05-09-2008, 08:49 PM
I just finished assembling the hood for my 90 gallon. I drew everything out on paper before starting but ending up changing the design. It still needs finish, trim and the inside painted and caulked though.

So what do you all think?

Please excuse the mess on the floor. I have not cleaned it up yet. And I am going to try and get the other door for the stand cut today.

jenpedi
05-14-2008, 01:25 PM
Any feedback at all???

I was thinking about adding a 3" board around the top to match the stand. Would that make it match the stand better?

angelcakes
05-14-2008, 01:41 PM
thats a nice hood:19: :19:

jenpedi
05-14-2008, 01:52 PM
thats a nice hood:19: :19:
Thanks! I was afraid no one was replying because it looked bad LOL

angelcakes
05-14-2008, 01:54 PM
Thanks! I was afraid no one was replying because it looked bad LOL
yes i like it and i think you've done a great job..........:19: i'd like to see some pics when hood is all finished and on your tank:19:

sandy_n
05-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Now thats a hood! Great job. Yes, you have to post pics when it's all done. Can't wait to see it. thumbs2:

snipers_den
05-14-2008, 08:37 PM
...Looks pretty good...cant wait too see the finished result when your done....

Lady Hobbs
05-14-2008, 08:57 PM
If you are adding retro lights, the inside needs to be white.

Nice job.

jenpedi
05-14-2008, 09:46 PM
If you are adding retro lights, the inside needs to be white.

Nice job.

thanks everyone!

I am using LEDs for the lights. I put the white paint on the other day and it will reflect light very well. I painted outside in the sun and the white was blinding :c12:

Becikeja
05-14-2008, 11:26 PM
Good job. Bracing looks good, venting looks good, hinge arrangement good. Give this a good coat of paint or maybe some stain and varnish, and your good for many years.

Ellen4God
05-16-2008, 02:05 AM
I think it looks great. :) Good job!!!

xoolooxunny
05-16-2008, 02:10 AM
i missed this thread completely, good thing you bumped it! I think the hood looks awesome, you have some good skills with you.

And . . . I'm guessing the hood for my 75g should be completed soon then?

jenpedi
05-16-2008, 03:12 PM
i missed this thread completely, good thing you bumped it! I think the hood looks awesome, you have some good skills with you.

And . . . I'm guessing the hood for my 75g should be completed soon then?
Thanks! It only took about 4 hours total to build. That is including the trim I put on it yesterday. I hope to have the first coat of finish on it today.

Oh, no. I did not get strated on yours because...I did not know what size to make it...I mean I ran out of materials...I umm...::::running away::: :sbiggrin:

But if anyone wants pictures or instructions on how to make one I would be glad to share them.

Asphenaz
05-16-2008, 04:42 PM
That's a nice looking hood, very good build. I like how you incorporated the venting in the access panels.

My first two hoods had problems with mold, so I used Spar Varnish (wood varnish for boats) on the inside. So far it's worked well.

dynasty_vr6
07-17-2008, 03:50 AM
any sort of special paint/varnish you should use? im thinking of doing something similar.... also wondering about venting... if you need to?

greatXpectations
07-17-2008, 07:03 AM
looks great! Im hoping to build the hood for my tank in the near future...

spudbuds
07-17-2008, 04:45 PM
That does look very nice. Well done! Instructions with more pics are always a good thing. :sbiggrin:

- Bill

Sounguru
07-17-2008, 05:27 PM
Looks good...... Can't wait to see the final pics.