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Re: Lighting (getting very frustrated)
You've got it. Take the innards out of those strips and put them in a nice
box with some kind of reflector. Why waste the things? My only problem was
with all those plugs. I plug my lighting into a power strip for a computer
and that into a timer and THAT finally into the wall.
The strips I got with my used tank were in very bad shape because of the UV
light messing up the plastic. I am using them but it is probably not a good
I made my hood from 3/8" plywood. It gave me more flexibility in size and
maybe lighter? Then I painted the stand and the hood the same color, medium
blue/gray over light blue using a crackle technique. Probably I should have
stained both, remember the tank will be predominately green tones. Sure
looks better than those strip lights whether the colors are 'perfect' or
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