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    I am not sure if fanning air will speed up the process but every tank I ever had that was close to a wall damaged the paint on the wall. Salt and flat white latex paint do not like each other very much.
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    Is it only the paint that gets damged,does the dry gets damaged too.....any idea if I could put anything there...maybe a poster or something?
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    so far for me it has just been paint. the effected area needs a sealer primmer before repainting and you OK.the wall need to breath so if you hang something there is should be about 1/2 inch away from the wall. Just to protect it from water splash, mist and HIGH localized humidity.
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    well just did a canopie with my dad this week end.......3 inches wider on each side for the lights..cause its only a 36 inche tank....

    what kind of fans should i buy and were should i get them?I want to put 2 fans on the back of the canopie and vented in front with a vent that is on an angle to vent up in front....is that a good idea?Is radio shack computer fans good enough or is there any more quality ready available quiet fans around?with a high volume
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    If you are standing in front of the tank you will have that blowing in your face will you not? Light will also escape there. i would put the 2 fans in the back mid area and the exit holes one at each end.
    Rob

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    I was thinking of putting a 90 degree vent in front not to loosing too much light....think that would work......?
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    Maybe something like this

    You could use a false face on it and direct the air and light up and downward?

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    Thats a even better idea thanks Rob thats going to be easy to do too......On a 36 inches tank how long should i put the false face or how many?
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    Just match the whole front one end to the other at the same height. Use blocks as 1/2 inch spacers and screw through . Yo could also glue the spacers and false front on to the hood. Drill a row of 1 inch or 1.5 inch holes through the hood from on end to the other. follow what I mean? That was a view through the end of the hood.
    Rob

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    also what gap would you put to let the air out?.....oups just saw your post thanks
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