my first pico
I planon having another 2.5 gallon behind it as a sump/fuge the main tank will have 2 holes drilled in the sides one for the overflow and one for the return I still have to figure out how im going to do that though..
I got the 2 x 13watt kit from http://www.ahsupply.com
I modded the hood first and so far its the only thing Ive done
I completly gutted the whole thing out and cut the original brackets out using a soldering iron and I cut a hole in the back part where the original wires come in for a fan.
heres a pic
I mounted the fan using three bolts that just screwed in. I didnt put it all the way down becuase the hole I cut wasnt flush so I raised the fan a bit.
I put electrical tape around the edges so it would only suck air from the inside of the hood.
I then made a reflector out of aluminum and I rivited it to the back and glued it to the front I left some space between the reflector and the top of the hood for heat issues
then I made a bracket out of aluminum angle for the light sockets
and mounted them onto the light by drilling a hole and screwing them in using the screws that came with the kit
I wired it all up before I mounted them in I put the ballasts in the base of the tank
and here it is now
I mounted the brackets to the side of the hood using rivets
I had the wires coming from the base to the hood like so
and finally with it on!
I still have to wire the fan and the future moon lights Im going to mount in it
thats all for now
thanks for looking and let me know what you think
Edited by outcold720, 30 August 2007 - 09:19 PM.