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I'm wondering who all here has had their hood break on them then make a quick trip to the pet store only to discover that the cost of a new one is upwards of the $130 (Canadian) mark. And who all has had the ingenuity, or lack of funds leading them to make their own.
Currently being a college student I took the 'DIY' route, and made my own of 3/4" * 1.5" wooden rods, a few screws and a piece of sheet-me
All for just over $8 and then setting the light from the previous hood (which was just attached/set on top of the hood) and slid it into the slot I made for it.
I'll post a few pictures up when I get home and can take some, but who else has had a streak of ingenuity?
|Posted 20-Jan-2011 18:45|
Check out this site:
There are others, but this seems to be a good starting
-->>> The Confidence of Amateurs, is the Envy of Professionals <<<--
|Posted 22-Jan-2011 12:07|
Small Fry with Ketchup
DIY is always good, but of course there's the issues of water and electricity !
Few years ago I wanted more light on my tank and being a poor working, new homeowner, just finished paying off uni loans type situation was more than happy to go DIY. Spent the money on a all glass tank cover, then picked up a dual bulb light fitting from the lighting section of the hardware store. Some thin MDF and a can of black spraypaint and I had a somewhat reasonable new light and cover. Since the light fitting itself had gloss white paint I got reasonable reflection back down to the water.
Post up some pics of yours when you get a chance!
|Posted 25-Jan-2011 01:18|
|Posted 25-Jan-2011 19:01|
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