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    Small glass case

    Hey all,

    I've recently realised I will have to modify my original lighting plan due to the new addition of a hob fuge. Originaly I had planned to place a full glass pane over my lights to shield from uv light but now that I've got the the hob fuge I won't be able to do that because it is in the way. What I was wondering is would it be possible to make a small glass casing to put over my metal halide. If so how would I go about building one of these? Would I have to glue the glass or simply silicone it together? I don't want too nuke my tank with UV that's why I originaly wanted to go with a full glass pane right 2 inches below my lights. The glass case/box is one alternative that I thought of. An other would be to cut a glass drinking cup in half and use that as a sheild. An other solution would be to put the glass directly on top of the water and drill two holes in it for the fuge but then I won't be getting any air exchange. And last but not least I could prop up my canopy about 1 inch over my tank and that would work. What do you all think?

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    Steph

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    I went through this delemma before I got my glass... but you could try to get a cheap vase at like ikea or other for a few bux and try to cut the end off... good luck, if not, try to find such a shape already open, if its not too too warm, you could maybe try lexan or acrylic.. its cheap and easily cut.

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    Here are some pics of the hood

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    Another here's where I would like to have the glass. I plan on adding a back to it also if I have space.

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    Here's the tank and fuge

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    And a close up shot

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    Thanks for the reply liv ... something to consider

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    How close does that fuge get to the bulb?
    James...

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    It's about 6 inches away front to back and about 2-3 inches lower than the light

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    I guess another question would be does the whole tank need to be covered with glass or can I get away witin covering 80% front to back?

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