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Re: Light for My New 40 G Tank

> Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 20:26:32 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Kean Huat Yeap <keanhuat at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Light for My New 40 G Tank
> I have a 36 L X 18 W X 16 H tank. The shop light is 48 L, which is quite long
> to sit on top of the tank. Also, I can't hang it to the ceiling of my apt. So,
> this option is out although it's cheap:(
> I guess I have to make myself a DIY light hood/enclosure for the tank. But I
> have no idea about electrical stuff which is my major concern--fire hazard. If
> you guys know any very easy DIY light projects for someone like me, please let
> me know.

We have a 72" x 24" x 24" H (180 gal) tank that uses six double tube 36" light
hoods.  The hoods are made by All Glass and were available at one of our lfs.
Tubes came with the hoods, though we suspect they're part of the cause of our
algae problems, and we're in the process of upgrading to a variety of Philips

Here are some pages we used doing research on lighting with the first three
being the best, imo:


Beverly Wladyka
Edmonton AB Canada