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Futureboy
09-09-2007, 02:18 PM
at the moment ive just got my light sitting on top of the glass covers of my tank

anyone know of any creative ways to make a stand or something for it i dont really want to hang it from the roof and im not too keen on big hoods

any help would be appreciated

thanks

gm72
09-09-2007, 02:27 PM
If your woodworking skills are even average you'd be able to fashion something from wood and paint it to match the tank/stand.

Drumachine09
09-09-2007, 02:35 PM
There are some really nice designs to make a canopy, and they are really simple. Just google (www.google.com) "DIY aquarium canopy"

Futureboy
09-09-2007, 02:41 PM
I was thinking maybe something out of acrylic?

possibly glue some leds into it? make a snazzy lighting effect?

or do you think the light would get too hot for it? its only a meter long fluro could it make enough heat to warp it?

gm72
09-09-2007, 02:49 PM
Not so sure about acrylic. I'd be worried about heat as you suggest.

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 04:29 PM
i think i know what youre going for. i can buy those acrylic legs for lights, my 3g and 50g long have them. theyre just little tall acrylic legs that hold up the light. some LFS's have them

Futureboy
09-10-2007, 01:24 AM
Sorry but whats a LFS ?

crackatinny
09-10-2007, 01:29 AM
Live fish shop/Local fish shop

That one had me beat when I 1st joined to LOL

Dave66
09-10-2007, 01:30 AM
Local Fish Store, Future Boy.

Dave

Futureboy
09-10-2007, 02:20 AM
Ahh gotcha

Futureboy
09-10-2007, 09:55 AM
So i whipped up a quick stand out of some angled alloy

its not pretty but it'll do

cocoa_pleco
09-10-2007, 01:51 PM
whadya mean its not pretty? thats freakin awesome! looks better than the store ones!

Futureboy
09-11-2007, 01:22 AM
Well thanks im not sure if i should polish it up or paint it black

cocoa_pleco
09-11-2007, 01:28 AM
if you could get a black to match the light that would be cool!

Futureboy
09-11-2007, 01:48 AM
Well the light is only a matte black so it shouldnt be too hard

cocoa_pleco
09-11-2007, 02:43 AM
man will that look good! excellent work!

YaYgoldFish
09-11-2007, 02:52 AM
Cough* DIY LIGHT STAND* Cough

Futureboy
09-11-2007, 02:55 AM
What are you getting at?

cocoa_pleco
09-11-2007, 03:26 AM
make a thread on how to make a DIY light stand and i'll give you 3000 points!

Futureboy
09-11-2007, 03:28 AM
ooooh points eh well ive got to make another for a 4 foot so when i do that ill give it a go

cocoa_pleco
09-11-2007, 03:29 AM
sounds good!