AmberTheBobcat: if they could get that hood off they would REALLY deserve respect! It's made from 1/2" oak plywood and weighs about 20 pounds, the lights and ballast fastened on the inside of the lid weighs about another 5. It's sitting directly on the tank and is completely enclosed except for a couple of cutouts in the back that barely allow room for the filter plumbing. I put a couple of case fans on it to take care of excess heat, but I've never hooked them up as it stays pretty much at 78 degrees when the lights are on which is an acceptable level.
bright though, I'd like to get or make a "moonlight" for it for viewing after the main fluorescents go out at night. And oh, yeah, we hardly ever turn the room lights on in the living room
These are old hardwood floors. they are waxed
, you know what that
means! Kellie (my Pekingese) prefers the computer room (carpeted) over most of the house as if I let her paw hair get even a little
bit long she's sliding all over the place like a kid wearing socks.
BTW, thanks for the compliments on the tank, guys! It's been my main hobby for the last year or so.