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    I have a 36" by 12" aquarium I'd let to set up for CPs but I'm not sure how to top it. Seems like if I just set a shop light on it the humidity and condensation would cause problems with the light.. And an aquarium hood doesn't provide enough light..
    Does anybody have any good plans for a terrarium hood? Preferably affordable ones.. suitable for a poor college student [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    ive seen this in a cooler at a grocery store, you jsut need a simple plastic case on the bottom of the light, so evaportating air doesnt hit it, and youll be ok with the light

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    Purple,

    I have a 55 gallon tank, injected with CO2 (as of last night) 2 48" double light strips on top... (encased in a wood canopy) and you wanna know what my high-tech top is made upof?

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Saran Wrap with tape. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] (Any plastic wrap will do.)
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    Won't the heat from the lights melt the saran wrap?
    Also, does anyone know where I can buy shop-light light fixtures to fit a 36" terrarium? I can find 36" bulbs at our local stores but nobody sells 3' fixtures [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I would go ahead and buy a 4' shoplight or two and then buy a ten galllon tank to put under the extra foot. This is probably cheaper then buying 3' fixtures and bulbs.

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    I should have figured that one out [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Oh well, thank you for the good idea. Now I have an excuse to get more plants as well! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Have your local plate and glass shop cut a thin piece of plexy-glass to the specifics of the inside rim of your aquarium tank (my ten-gallon was 9.5 by 19.75 inches). Then drill some holes for a handle. I did this myself, and got a 90% humidity in return. The plexy is cleanable, won't melt, and easily removable. For more air circulation, take some plexy off the ends. Good luck

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    I have used the saran wrap for well over a year now with never a melt in sight, I get well over 90% humidity, and the best part, is it is so thin, I don't lose as much light (wave lengths) as if I used a plexi glass or glass top.
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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