| | Wooden Canopy over High Lighting?
Im thinking of building a wooden canopy over my 100 gallon.
I know the light company doesnt recommend putting anything over the light at all...
Tank Measures 72"x18"x18"
Light fixture is aqualife 72" 432 watts of t5HO.
The fixture sits about 6 inches above tank.
Done this before on a 20 gallon just seeing how it would work out with a bigger tank.
Wooden canopy will consist of 2 side pieces, 1 long top piece, and front piece (or two, prob two to lessen the weight of the wooden flaps that will open up) will probably will flop open. Back will be held together by 1 72" long 2-3" high piece of wood to allow maximum ventilation from the back. Will probably install a fan or two just to help with circulation.
The big question is...how high should i make it away from the unit?
Any recommendations on wood/paint to use?